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December 15, 1906


JAMA. 1906;XLVII(24):2016. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520240050007

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As announced last week, the Nobel prize in medicine for the present year has been divided between Professor Camillo Golgi of Italy and Professor Santiago Ramon y Cajal of the University of Madrid. The prize amounts to over $40,000, so that, even when divided between two men, it makes a magnificent recompense for their labors.

While the names of the recipients are not familiar to the great mass of the profession, there can be no doubt that the selection for the distinction conferred is eminently fitting. Golgi's important work consisted in the invention of the staining method which has since been known by his name and by which the brain tissues, after hardening in bichromate of potash or corrosive sublimate, are stained by nitrate of silver. This method has given most beautiful results and has imparted information with regard to. the central nervous system which had been unattainable before. The

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