Prof. emer. für Neurol. Dr. med. Dr.h.c.mult  Mein Lehrer für AS https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Gerstenbrand: 1975 Prof and Primarius II. Department Neurology City Hospital Wien – Rosenhügel; 1976 – 1994 Prof. for Neurology and Director Med. University Innsbruck; 1994 until his death Founding director of Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Restorative Neurology, Vienna A. As Franz Gerstenbrand repeatedly told me, three factors were decisive for him, the passionate European, neurologist and neuroscientist: 1st and foremost The 2nd World War, when he was recruited into the German Airforce after finishing his school, 1942 -1945; 2nd His medical neurological personality as well as his European social- political behaviour and competence were influenced by two great personalities: a) his teacher Prof. Hans Hoff, Director of the Psychiatric- Neurological University Hospital, Vienna, and b) Mr. Bruno Kreisky (1911 -1990), SPÖ, the Austrian Foreign Minister (1959 to 1966) and Chancellor (1970 to 1983). Our trustfully scientific cooperation in of coma research and rehabilitation developed accordingly from 1990 , when Franz was my guest of honor at our first int. congress on early neurorehabilitation in Münster. However, we had already met in Munich, 1972 . It was at a conference on “Apallic Syndrome” (published by F.G .1968), the clinical and scientific topic of his life. I presented together with Prof. Giuliano Dolce, for the first time ever, our neuro-pharmacological FFT- eeg- studies on the effectiveness of Pyritinol (Merck Darmstadt) in “Apallic syndrome” (AS) at the neurosurgical ICU in Frankfurt. We were able to achieve a safe wake-up effect in some of otherwise mentally unresponsive proven AS victims of the cohort (Ref.197). This was something new for Prof. Gerstenbrand, which in the following years kept us talking about new strategies in AS patients’ rehabilitation.- Foto Gerstenbrand vor dem Plakat der EFNS in Paris

1998, at the 3rd EFNS Congress, Seville, Spain, 1998, when José Leon Carrion was congress president, Franz asked me to take over now the neurotraumatology working group, focussed on AS/VS and on MTBI within EFNS, which he found himself. (Ref. EFNS Guidelines on AS and on MTBI). Finally Franz paved the way for me, as a neurosurgeon and specialist for early neurorehabilitation, to join the new established board of the WFNR in Venice, when took part 2003 . Until his death we discussed our joint projects on a friendly basis and brought them forward, including actual strategies for Stavros Baloyannis new “Society for amelioration of no treatable disease. Franz introduced me to Prof Stavros J. Baloyannis shortly after its establishment. From this a witty and warm-hearted friendship with Stavros grew up including our wives to this day. May our friend Franz Gerstenbrand rest unforgotten in peace with the obituary of our dear friend Stavros: Ref: Stavros Baloyannis:2017 Franz Gerstenbrand (1942 – -2017) The World Ambassador of Neurosciences in Memoriam Aeternam: https://www.academia.edu/ 399742/Franz_Gerstenbrand_pdf

Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. mult. Franz Gerstenbrand, Founder of EFNS (and WFNR) , at The EFNS Congress in Paris: The “French Touch”, 4 – 7 September 2004

WFNR Congress Venedig 2003

1939: Wilhelm Kempff (*25.11.1895 in Jüterbog; †23.05.1991 in Positano, Italien)

ist ein berühmter deutscher Pianist, Organist und Komponist des 20.Jahrhunderts. de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Kempff – Prof. Wilhelm Kempff war mein Patenonkel. Meine Mutter hatte ihn lange vor dem Krieg in Potsdam, im Hause ihrer Schwester Ilse kennengelernt. Ein...

1939: Hilde Schoembs, Dr. med. (*29.01.1899 – †12.08.1984, Offenbach/ Main),

Kinderärztin, ab 1932 als hochgeschätzte Hausärztin in eigener Praxis tätig (in unmittelbarer Nachbarschaft meiner mit ihr eng befreundeten, medizinisch interessierten Mutter. So wurde Frau Dr. Schoembs meine Patentante – und Vorbild ärztlicher Zuwendung und...

1954: Kurt Thomas – Wikipedia (*25.05.1904 – †31.03.1973)– www.kurtthomas.de

Kurt Thomas war ein deutscher Komponist, Musikpädagoge und Chorleiter . 1954 hatte er mich, den Mittelstufenschüler, als Tenor in seinen 1945 gegründeten Chor, die inzwischen berühmten Kantorei der Dreikönigskirche in Frankfurt aufgenommen. Hier sang bereits meine...

Albert Klein, ( *1914 – †1976 in Offenbach ).

Nach Jahren als umschwärmter Deutschlehrer der Höheren Töchterschule, jetzt Albert- Schweitzer Schule für Mädchen, ab dem 01.10.1955 Studienrat mit den Fächern Deutsch, Englisch und Geschichte, an der Rodolf Koch Schule, Gymnasium für Jungen, Offenbach a.M. Er war ein...

1964: Hugo Ruf, Prof. Dr.med.(*05.02.1911 – †23.03.2002)

Prof. Ruf war Neurologe, Psychiater, Neurochirurg und von 1963 bis 1980 Ordinarius für Neurochirurgie und Direktor der neurochirurgischen

1966: Giuliano Dolce- (*29.05.1928 – †21.02.2017),

Professor für Neurologie 1966 – 1975 OA an der Neurochirurgischen Universitätsklinik Frankfurt am Main. Ein profunder Kliniker, Lehrer in der

1971: Madjid Samii (*19. Juni 1937, Teheran)

Prof. für Neurochir.,INI Hannover. Hier mit T. Kanno WFNS Weltkongr. 1971 Mein Lehrer in Mikrochirurgie und mehr. 1971 als junger Professor in Mainz, hatte er mit seinem 1.Mikrochirurgie Kurs für Ordinarien in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie, DGNC,...

1973 Anna-Margarete Ritz(*26. Juni 1935) ,

Dr. med. Ärztin für Neuropädiatrie, vormalige Ltd. Ärztin , Neurologisches Rehabilitationszentrum für Kinder und Jugendliche FRIEDEHORST Bremen-Lesum, jetzt wohnhaft in Berlin.D. Der Bundespräsident verlieh Frau Dr. Ritz am 18. 10, 2002 das Bundesverdienstkreuz am...

1975 Sir Graham M. Teasdale (*23.09.1940),re. Newcastle

Newcastle, UK FRCP FRCS Prof. emer. of Neurosurgery. Honorary Professor in Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow Medical School. Sir Graham Teasdale is an EMN Honorary Member and 7th EMN D. Miller Memorial...

1978 : Pierre Rabischong (* 1932 in Nancy FR )

Prof. Rabischong ist ein Neuroanatom und Wissenschaftler, (u.a. SUAW Projekt). Jetzt Prof. em. mit den Spezialgebieten funktionelle Anatomie, Rehabilitation, Neuroprothetik der Uni. Montpellier FR. Ich hatte ihn als einen der Vortragenden auf Samiis Schädel-Basis-...

1979: William Bryan Jennett CBE (*01.03.1926 – †26.01.2008)

with Reinhold Frowein (*5.10.1923-† 01.01.2021), EMN Hon. Memb.,2.EMN Münster 1997  was Professor of neurosurgery at Glasgow University (1968 – 1991), Dean of medicine in Glasgow (1981 to 1986); first full-time chair of neurosurgery in Scotland....

1982 Sayed El Gindi (*1931 in Zefta – †18,03. 2013 in Cairo)

Prof.emer. of neurosurgery; Creator and Head of Neurosurgery Maadi Military Hospital, Cairo. He was an early friend of M. Samii since the seventies. We met first at Samiis intern. Congress in Hanover 1982, when El Gindi became interested in my projects on ICU...

1984: Federico Hernandés-Meyer, ( * 19.03.1938, Granada) Mag. Pharm. 4th EMN , Teneriffa 1999

Trotz seiner beiderseitigen Gehbehinderung nach überstandener Polio Infektion in Granada als Kind, war er ein außerordentlich innovativer, ja visionärer, sprachbegabter, stets loyaler Mitarbeiter der Geschäftsführung von E. Merck, Darmstadt Wikipedia. Er war zuständig...

1987: Klaus Bußmann ( *08.07.1941 – †27.04.2019)

war Prof. der Kunstgeschichte und Direktor des Westf. Landesmuseums für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte in Münster. Er hatte uns bei unserem Neustart(1982) in dem westfälischen Münster Kunst und Künstler in seinem Museum näher gebracht. Ein Geschenk für meine Frau und...

1990: Anne-Lise Christensen (*16.07.1927 – †11.02.2018)

Adjunct Professor of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, University of Copenhagen . Meister-Schülerin des Russischen  Neuropsychologen Alexander Romanowitsch Lurija – Wikipedia  (1902-1972) . Ihr Konzept der  Holistischer  Rehabilitation von SHT Patienten, vorgestellt...

1995 Jerzy Wroñski (*09.06.1929 –†16.06.2011),

MD, PhD, Prof. emer. of Neurosurgery and Medicine (1997) – former founding director and head of neurosurgery at the Faculty of Wroclaw Medical University 1968, 1983 Director of the 52-bed Clinic of Neurosurgery with ICU and neurosurgical neuro-radiological laboratory...

1995: Jean Luc Truelle (*06.07.1939)

Professor of Neurology , Univ. of Angers, FR (1976), Diploma of neurophysiology (Faculty of Sciences, Paris (1967); 1986 Head of Neurology Department at Foch Hospital (Paris-Suresnes) Work: 1987 Medico-legal Expert to the Court of Versailles; 1992 Expert to the World...

1996: Giorgio Brunelli (*21.10.1925 – †29.09.2018)

aus Cellatica –Brescia, IT, war ein weltbekannter Professor of Orthopaedics and Specialist for plastic- reconstructive & hand surgery, Former director of special school for Orthopaedics & Hand Surgery Univ. Brescia; one of few European founders of...

1997: Dr. Lucia Willadino Braga (*28.05.1958 Porto Alegre)

https://www.sarah.br/noticias/homenagem-unb/ PhD. Dr.h.c. Université de Reims, Professor for neuroscience and neuropsychology, researcher. President of the SARAH Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals, member of the SARAH Board of Governors and founder of its...

1997: Alexander A. Potapow (*05.07.1948 Usbekistan – †15.05.2021 Moscow)

, MDS, PhD, Prof. of neurosurgery, Director of N.N.Burdenko National Medical Research Center of Neurosurgery, Moscow, Russia (2015- ongoing); laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation in Science and Technology for 2009, academician, Russian Academy of...

1999 Yoichi Katayama, Tokio M.D. ,Ph.D.,

Rector emer. former Dean Nihon Univ. School of Med., Tokyo JP, Founding President ISRN. Prof. Katayama, colleague and friend of Prof. T. Kanno, and I met first under the umbrella of WFNS World Interims Congress in Lahore, Pakistan, 1999. I had organized our 1st...

1999: Tetsuo Kanno (*22.10.1948-†06.08.2021),Mie Pref.

1979, Prof. and Chairman, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Fujita Health Univ. later President FHU, now retired; Founding members of ACNS, former WFNS Vice President, 1994 Chief Editor of J. Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery. 1997 Founder of Asian Congress of Neurolog. Surgery....

2000 Alexander Konovalov, (*12.12.1933)Moscow City,

MDS Prof. PhD. Prof. and Dr. hon. Causa mult.. Director of N.N.Burdenko National Medical Research Center of Neurosurgery, Moscow, Russia (1975–2014). Member of Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR since 1982. Honorary Member of EMN 2000. Director National Medical...

2001: Ryō Noda (* 1948 in Amagasaki, Pref. Hyōgo JP)

Prof. MD. Osaka University of Arts, ist ein bekannter Saxofonist, Komponist, der auch in der westlichen Welt Bedeutung hat. Er gilt als der Erfinder der „Musicokinetic Therapy“, Bewegungstherapie in Verbindung mitMusik für (post- ) komatöser Patienten. Wir trafen uns...

2003: Jōji Yuasa ( 湯浅 譲,*12.08.1929 Kōriyama)

, japanischer Komponist. Durch seine Begegnung mit dem Komponisten Tōru Takemitsu und dem Musikwissenschaftler Kuniharu Akiyama hatte er sich bereits 1952, anstelle in Tokyo Medizin zu studieren, dem Jikken-kobo, einer musikalischen Experimentalwerkstatt,...

2003: Nicole von Steinbüchel-Rheinwall(*14.09.1955),

Prof. Dr. Direktorin Abteilung für Medizinische Psychologie, Zentrum für Psychosoziale Medizin, Georg August Universität Göttingen  DE  2001- 2004 apl.Prof., Abteilungsleiter  der Abteilung für  Gerontopsychologie,  Univ.  Genf, CH. Prof von Steinbüchel, ist, seit...

2006: Dafin.F Muresanu (*14.03.1962),

is Professor of Neurology, Senior Neurologist, Chairman of the Neurosciences Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hatieganu” Cluj-Napoca. Co-Chair EAN Scientific Panel Neurorehab., President of the Romanian Society of Neurology,...

2008: Stavros J Baloyannis, Md, Phd,Thessaloniki

– sciforschenonline.org, I met him as an exceptional Professor of Neurology and Neuropathology, Head of the 1st Department of Neurology, Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, GR. Director of Research Institute for Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementias....

2012: Geoffrey (Geoff) Raisman (*28.06.1939 –†27.01.2017)

en.wikipedia.org- Geoffrey’s grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Lithuania.He describes his family’s story in his book, The Undark Sky.Raisman was not religious. British neuroscientist , 1989 Professor in Anatomy and Developmental Biology, UCL London. 2001...