Vladimir Betz and a new era of neuroscience started in Kyiv

Do you know Betz’s Giant pyramidal cells? Most probably yes – especially if you have studied a life science subject or neurosciences, to be precise. Do you know that they were discovered in Kyiv by the Ukrainian anatomist and histologist, Vladimir Alekseyevich Betz (1834-94)? Most probably not. Check this insightful article in “Brain”:

Kushchayev et al. (2012) The discovery of the pyramidal neurons: Vladimir Betz and a new era of neuroscience”.