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Santiago Ramon y Cajal
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    (May 1, 1852-October 17, 1934)
    Born in Petilla de Aragon, Spain
    Father of modern Neuroscience
    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1906)
    Established the neuron, or nerve cell, as the basic unit of nervous structure
    Published more than 100 scientific works
    He transferred schools multiple times due to his behavior issues.
    When he was eleven, he was punished for destroying his neighbor's yard gate with a homemade cannon.
    He regretted leaving organized religion.
    His sharing the Nobel Prize with Camillo Golgi was controversial at the time, as the two staunchly disagreed on subjects like reticular theory.
    He was accused of not crediting other scientists in his research.
    He was a captain in the Ten Years' War in Cuba.
    He contracted malaria and tuberculosis while serving in the military.
    He is the first person of Spanish origin to win a scientific Nobel Prize.
    His drawings illustrating the arborizations of brain cells are still used for in medical schools.
    He remained a deist after his scientific breakthroughs.
    He reportedly continued to work from his death bed.
    The asteroid 117413 ('Ramonycajal') is named in his honor.

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