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From Embryology

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Much of the basic structure of the cerebellum comes the historic histological studies and staining of Ramón Cahal (1852 - 1934) and Camillo Golgi (1843 - 1926).

Cerebellum History  
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Santiago Ramon y Cahal (1852 - 1934) a Spanish researcher used then new histology Golgi staining techniques to identify the cerebellum cellular structure.

His work was a turning point in our understanding of the structure of the brain, that until then had been described as a "syncytium" and not consisting of discrete cellular elements.

For this research and other work on defining the structure of the brain he, along with Camillo Golgi (1843 - 1926), received the 1906 Nobel Prize in Medicine.

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Camillo Golgi (1843 - 1926) developed the histology silver staining technique, though is best known today for the cellular organelle that bears his name, the Golgi apparatus.

History - Embryologists

See also the early descriptive study by Palmgren (1921 )[1]


Transverse section of a cerebellar folium.

See also the description by Myers BD. A study of the development of certain features of the cerebellum. (1920) Contrib. Embryol., Carnegie Inst. Wash. 41: