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Camillo Golgi

  • Published18 Jun 2020
  • Author Calli McMurray
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

The Italian physician and neuroscientist devised a revolutionary technique to stain neurons that neuroscientists still use today.

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The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. (2020, January 17). Camillo Golgi. Retrieved from

Pannese, E. (1999). The Golgi Stain: Invention, Diffusion and Impact on Neurosciences. Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, 8(2), 132–140. doi: 10.1076/jhin.