Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: neurone theory

  • The Neuron Doctrine: Santiago Ramón y Cajal and Camillo Golgi

    JMS Pearce Hull, England   Fig 1. Camillo Golgi and Santiago Ramon y Cajal. From “The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1906,” The Nobel Prize. There can be few medical works of such importance as the study of the fine structure of the nerve cell that began in the last three decades of the…

  • Eugenics: historic and contemporary

    JMS Pearce Hull, England, United Kingdom   Moral judgments, changing ethical criteria, and the broader concepts of good and evil are always controversial, and often dangerous. Prominent amongst such judgments are those relating to population control and the wider, ill-defined field of eugenics. Hidden, and often ignored or denied in these conversations, is the underlying…