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 (first in Poland1973).1999 Honorary President of the Polish Society of Neurosurgery, Honorary Member of the Central European, the German, Czech and Slovak Societies of Neurosurgery.(Neurologia I Neurochirugia Polska 2013; 47,1; 94-96) Dr. Wroñski became the leader and representative of Polish neurosurgery, not at least because of his outstanding personality and scientific skills as an open-minded European personality during his participation and teaching at international conferences abroad, e.g. AANS, EANS, British, Scandinavia , and WFNS neurosurgical congresses. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Zentralblatt für Neurochirurgie ; 1966 Member of EMN Advisory Council after we have met first in 1995 at the Join meeting of the Polish and German Societies for neurosurgery in Seeheim-Jugenheim, jointly organized by Dr. Jerzy Wroñski and his friend Prof. Rüdiger Lorenz, Frankfurt Med. University Hospital, who later received his Dr.h.c, at Wroclaw Med. University. Rüdiger Lorenz and Jerzy Wroñski knew each other already very well years before they both, at June 15, 1991, hosted the Joint Meeting of the Polish and German Neurosurgery Societies in Breslau (Wroclaw) on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of Ottfrid Förster (1873-1941, Wroclaw). That friendship meeting turned out for all our DGNC members to be the highly deserving reconciliation of Dr. Wroñski for Poland and Germany and the new beginning of previous close scientific cooperation and friendly ties between both the Polish and German societies! In this context I should mention here that our colleague Jan Zierski, MD PhD, with Polish roots, became the chair of the Polish – German Commission for Cooperation in 1994.Up to this date the 4th Polish-German Convention of Neurosurgeons in Wroclaw-Krzyzowa 1999, organized at its best by Jerzy Wroñski just before his official retirement, is extremely impressive in my memory.

I invited Dr. Wroñski with some of his colleagues and friends as our guests to join actively the 2nd EMN congress in Münster, when Prof. Wroñski as referent and an experienced scientific chair guided the EMN – Poster Session “Meet the experts” . Since then he, as our EMN academician and member of EMN council – and even more my personal friend – joined actively our events, opening our doors for a most fruitful and friendly scientific exchange with our Polish colleagues e.g.: Prof. Zbigniew Czernicki, MD.,PhD. from Warsaw, Prof. Andrzej Radek, MD.PhD., from Lódz, and Prof. Tomasz Trojanowski MD, PhD, from Lublin, as well as some others. With the death of Jerzy Wroñski, European Neurosurgery has lost an outstanding medical doctor, professor of neurosurgery, and bridge- builder, and we, together with my wife Monika, have also lost a very special, fine, generous friend who continues to accompany me with joyful, grateful thoughts.

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 Neurochirurgie Mein Lehrer in der 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, Geschichte geschrieben. Er wollte die Skeptiker,...

1972 Franz Gerstenbrand (*06.09.1924-†30.06.2017)

Prof. emer. Dr. med. Dr.h.c.mult 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...

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 Michael Teasdale (*23.09.1940),

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 bekannter Neuroanatom ein richtungweisender Wissenschaftler, Jetzt Prof. em. mit den Spezialgebieten funktionelle Anatomie, Rehabilitation, Neuroprothetik der Uni. Montpellier FR. Ich hatte ihn als einen der Vortragenden auf Samiis...

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

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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_Jennetthttps://www.glasgowcomascale.org/ Citation: “THE GLASGOW...

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, Mag. Pharm

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),

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 Neuroscience Research centers in Rio de Janeiro and...

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),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, Editor Surgical Techniques in Brain Tumor Surgery. Member WFNS Comm. Neurosurgical rehabilitation. Here we met...

2000 Alexander Konovalov, (*12.12.1933)

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-Reinwall(*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...