Born in Corteno (Brescia), Italy, Golgi received his education at PAVIA (Italy) and then became assistant to the great Cesar Lombroso at the Institute di Patologia Generale. His work on pellagra early and psammomas later brought him great recognition but the development of the Golgi method to stain neuroglia achieved for him permanent fame. His studies on gliomas were monumental. Together with Santiago Ramon of Cajal (1852-1934) when he even denunciated, they jointly received the Nobel Prize in 1906.

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