Gonzalo Rodríguez Lafora

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Gonzalo Rodríguez Lafora
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Gonzalo Rodríguez Lafora
Born 25 July 1886
Madrid
Died 27 December 1971
Madrid
Nationality Spain
Fields neurology
Known for Lafora disease

Gonzalo Rodríguez Lafora (1886–1971) was a Spanish neurologist. He was best known now for describing (in 1911) 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.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Nanduri, Anish S; Kaushal Neal; Clusmann Hans; Binder Devin K (June 2008). "The maestro don Gonzalo Rodríguez-Lafora". Epilepsia 49 (6): 943–7. doi:10.1111/j.1528-1167.2008.01543.x. PMID 18266749. 
  2. ^ Fuentes-Delgado, M (December 1972). "In memory of Gonzalo Rodríguez Lafora, 1887-1971". Gaceta médica de México 104 (6): 509–12. PMID 4571503.