Golgi, Camillo (1844–1926)

Camillo Golgi

Camillo Golgi was an Italian histologist (see histology) who developed a staining technique (1873), using silver nitrate, with which he was able to explore 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.