01/05/1852 Spanish pathologist Santiago Ramón y Cajal is born
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He is known for studies of the brain and nervous system. He proved that the nervous system is made up of discrete individual cells, called the neuron. Because of this discovery, Cajal is often considered to be the founder of the modern neuroscience. His drawings of the structure of the nervous system are still in use.