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January 1936

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Arch NeurPsych. 1936;35(1):146. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1936.02260010156014

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FORMAL OPENING OF HISTOLOGIC INSTITUTE IN MADRID  On Oct. 17, 1935, the first anniversary of the death of Ramón y Cajal, a new institute housing the Laboratorio de Histología Normal y Patológica, of which Dr. P. del Río-Hortega is the director, was formally opened in Madrid. Devoted entirely to research, this laboratory was founded in 1910 by Achúcarro and has been under the leadership of Dr. Río-Hortega since 1919. It is a part of the state educational system. From its previous quarters have been published fundamental contributions to the histology of the nervous system, such as the description of the pineal gland, of the microglia and of the oligodendroglia and, more recently, a series of monographs on the classification of tumors of the brain.The new building is excellently designed and equipped. In addition to Dr. Río-Hortega's office and laboratory there are two histologic laboratories, each subdivided into spacious individual

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