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Cajal's butterflies of the soul : science and art

Author: Javier DeFelipe; Santiago Ramón y Cajal
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book contains a large collection of beautiful figures produced throughout the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century and that represent some characteristic examples of the early days of research in neuroscience. The main aim of this work is to demonstrate to the general public that the study of the nervous system is not only important for the many obvious reasons related to brain function  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Javier DeFelipe; Santiago Ramón y Cajal
ISBN: 9780195392708 0195392701
OCLC Number: 712771151
Language Note: Texte en anglais, allemand, italien et espagnol.
Description: xx, 402 pages : illustrations (certaines en couleur) ; 29 cm
Contents: Part 1 : Introduction. Introductory remarks --
A sketch history of the microscopic anatomy of the nervous system. 1. The Benedictine period : the early days --
2. The black period : neurons, glia, and the organization of the nervous system --
3. The colorful period : internal structure and chemistry of the cells --
Closing comments on the brain and art --
Part 2 : Gallery of drawings. 1. The Benedictine period : the early days --
2. The black period : neurons, glia, and the organization of the nervous system --
3. The colorful period : internal structure and chemistry of the cells
Other Titles: Butterflies of the soul
Responsibility: Javier DeFelipe.

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This book contains a collection of more than 300 beautiful figures dated from 1859 to 1932 with the aim to demonstrate to the general public that the study of the nervous system is not only important  Read more...

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Javier DeFelipe should be congratulated on assembling such a beautiful book about the earliest microscopic investigations of the nervous system conducated at the end of the 19th century and early Read more...

 
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