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Camillo Golgi

Physician and Nobel Laureate Camillo Golgi

Profession: Physician and Nobel Laureate


Biography: Italian physician and pathologist who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine with Santiago Ramón y Cajal in recognition of their work on the structure of the nervous system.

Born: July 7, 1843
Birthplace: Corteno, Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia, Austrian Empire
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: January 21, 1926 (aged 82)

Historical Events

  • 1898-07-15 Camillo Golgi discovers the Golgi Apparatus (a delicate network inside cells essential for the transmission and reception of information between cells)