Esteban García-Albea Ristol

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INTRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT Aretaeus of Cappadocia, who was possibly a contemporary of Galen, is considered to have been one of the best clinical physicians of the Ancient World. Nothing is known of his biography, except for constant references to his probable place of birth, Cappadocia. His Extant Works, one of the most important and influential treaties(More)
INTRODUCTION Multiple myeloma is the most common plasma-cell malignancy. To be incurable, treatment aims to obtain the longest non-clinical survival time. Cranial nerve palsy in multiple myeloma is extremely rare and is usually due to an intracranial plasmacytoma. We present a multiple myeloma case, with an intracranial plasmacytoma, which debuted(More)
INTRODUCTION The neurosciences developed at a swift pace throughout the 19th century. In Spain, following the intellectual poverty of the absolutist rule of King Ferdinand, medicine took on a new flourishing lease of life in the last third of the century under the leadership of its most distinguished proponent, Santiago Ramon y Cajal. In April 1903, and in(More)
During the Spanish Civil War Madrid was submitted to a prolonged siege. The civilians were only fed with the official diet and suffered severe malnutrition. A group of physicians, represented by Manuel Peraita, studied the epidemic of deficiency diseases in detail. The majority of the complications were neurological. Peraita isolated a relatively unknown(More)
INTRODUCTION During the 'scientific revolution' that took place in the 18th century, a complex and poorly completed theory on the functioning of the nervous system, neural circulation, was to draw the attention of the European vanguards and, although it came up against a number of important obstacles, it also attempted to renew the traditional gallenic(More)