Camillo Golgi and the discovery of the Golgi apparatus

@article{Drscher1998CamilloGA,
  title={Camillo Golgi and the discovery of the Golgi apparatus},
  author={Ariane Dr{\"o}scher},
  journal={Histochemistry and Cell Biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={109},
  pages={425-430}
}
  • A. Dröscher
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine
  • Histochemistry and Cell Biology
Abstract Camillo Golgi (1843–1926) was born at Corteno, near Brescia, in northern Italy. After graduating in Medicine at the ancient University of Pavia, the former seat of great scientists and naturalists, Golgi continued a long-standing Italian tradition by studying the histology of the nervous system. While working as a modest physician at Abbiategrasso, a small town near Pavia, he developed a silver–osmium technique, the ”reazione nera” (black reaction), for which he was awarded the Nobel… 

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