Golgi, Camillo (1844–1926)
Italian histologist (see histology) who
developed a staining technique (1873), using silver nitrate, with which
he was able to explaore the nervous system
in great detail. He shared with Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934) the
1906 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The Golgi
apparatus (also known as the Golgi body) is named after him.