Gonzalo Rodríguez Lafora

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Gonzalo Rodríguez Lafora
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Gonzalo Rodríguez Lafora
Born 25 July 1886
Died 27 December 1971 (1971-12-28) (aged 85)
Nationality Spain
Known for Lafora disease
Scientific career
Fields neurology

Gonzalo Rodríguez Lafora (25 July 1886 – 27 December 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. PMID 18266749. doi:10.1111/j.1528-1167.2008.01543.x. 
  2. ^ Fuentes-Delgado, M (December 1972). "In memory of Gonzalo Rodríguez Lafora, 1887-1971". Gaceta médica de México. 104 (6): 509–12. PMID 4571503.