Rio-Hortega's Third Contribution to the Morphological Knowledge and Functional Interpretation of the Oligodendroglia, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124116086
  • ISBN-13: 9780124116085
  • DDC: 612.8
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 124 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Pío del Rio-Hortega, one of the pioneering neuroscientists and discoverer of microglia, has been recognized as one of the most important Spanish neurohistogists of the past century. His landmark research on oligodendroglia, originally published in Spanish in 1928, has been translated into English for the first time by Dr. José R. Iglesias-Rozas and Prof. Manuel Garrosa. The book establishes definitively the concept of oligodendroglia and describes in great detail its structure, varieties, function, origin and pathology, providing a thorough review. The entire 1928 writing is presented, including the 79 excellent drawings and photographs from the original publication. To complement the original book and provide historical context, the translators have also included an introduction to the research and a biography of Pío del Rio-Hortega. This book constitutes a milestone in the history of neuroscience, biology and medicine, and it will be valuable reading for researchers and practitioners in these fields.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Halftitle Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Pío del Río-Hortega (1882–1945): A Biographical Sketch.
1: Introduction.
2: Bibliographic Background.
3: Material and Technique.
4: Morphological Characteristics of the Oligodendroglia.
5: Textural Characteristics of Protoplasm in the Oligodendrocytes.
6: Morphological Varieties of Oligodendrocytes.
7: Abnormal Changes in the Oligodendroglia.
8: Morphological and Genetic Kinship Between Astrocytes and Oligodendrocytes.
9: Morphological and Physiological Parallelism of the Oligodendrocytes and Schwann Cells.