Gonzalo Rodríguez Lafora

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1886 – 1971

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Who was Gonzalo Rodríguez Lafora?

Gonzalo Rodríguez Lafora was a Spanish neurologist. He was best known now for describing the intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies in "Lafora disease". In total, he published approximately 200 papers covering a wide range of subjects in neurology, psychiatry, and neuropathology. He made seminal contributions not only to the clinical and scientific literature but also to the training of many noted disciples who paid him due homage as a true "maestro." Throughout his intellectual endeavors, Lafora manifested a singular purpose and intensity and a burning devotion to scientific honesty.

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Born
Jul 25, 1886
Madrid
Nationality
  • Spain
Died
Dec 27, 1971

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on July 23, 2013

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