By Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Santiago Ramon y Cajal was once a mythic determine in technological know-how. Hailed because the father of contemporary anatomy and neurobiology, he was once mostly chargeable for the fashionable notion of the mind. His groundbreaking works have been New rules at the constitution of the worried approach and H istology of the apprehensive process in guy and Vertebrates. as well as leaving a legacy of remarkable medical learn, Cajal sought to coach the beginner scientist approximately how technology was once performed and the way he idea it's going to be performed. This lately rediscovered vintage, first released in 1897, is an anecdotal consultant for the at a loss for words new investigator in addition to a clean source for the previous pro.

Cajal was once a pragmatist, conscious of the pitfalls of being too idealistic -- and he had a feeling of humor, really obvious in his diagnoses of assorted stereotypes of eccentric scientists. The e-book covers every thing from beneficial character features for an investigator to social elements conducive to medical paintings.

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We look with bitter skepticism at all juridical plans for lasting peace. It is sad to admit, but all nations become ferociously imperialistic as soon as possible, whether they be monarchies or republics. So much for the weak and unpatriotic! 2. Things are now somewhat different. The type of inventor whose efforts are driven by an eagerness for monetary gain is now common in Germany and, generally, in the other advanced nations. The struggle for patents, and the fever of industrial competition, have disturbed the august calm in the temple of Minerva.

This is an obvious and simple explanation for the astonishment proclaimed by all investigators on discovering the simple solution so laboriously sought. ” we exclaim. ” If a solution fails to appear after all of this, and yet we feel success is just around the corner, try resting for a while. Several weeks of relaxation and quiet in the countryside brings calmness and clarity to the mind. Like the early morning frost, this intellectual refreshment withers the parasitic and nasty vegetation that smothers the good seed.

It is also important to note that in our era of disrespectful criticism and changing values, school discipline reigns with such tyranny in the universities of France, Germany, and Italy that at times even the greatest initiative is suffocated, along with the ºowering of original thought. Those of us who battle alone like ordinary soldiers could cite many examples of servitude to this type of school discipline, and to political domination as well! We have known so many keen intellects who have had the misfortune of being pupils of great men!

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