There is a saying "he is a person who can charm the birds from the trees." This might well be applied to Kurt Benirschke. Indeed, it describes both his warm personality and his intimate interaction with nature. He might be considered a modern adept of the Greek and Roman Stoic school of philosophy, which taught an understanding of man as integrated into nature in its totality. The right way to live is according to nature, with nature as part of it. This at the same time means humanity, and Kurt Benirschke impresses us not only as an outstanding scientist, but also as a humanist who has had a lifelong love affair with nature. The foundation of Springer-Verlag New York in 1964 offered a great opportunity for getting together with eminent authors in the United States. Kurt Benirschke was one of them, and his book Pathology of the Placenta was highly acclaimed all over the world. My attention was first called to him by my dear friend Dr. Ernst Uhlinger, then a pathologist in Zurich. With a sharp and critical eye, he followed the international literature on pathology and discovered "the genius of Kurt Benirschke."
Our first encounters led to a relationship of trust which in turn grew into friendship. I soon learned to esteem the special qualities of the man and the scientist; in fact they cannot be separated.
to One Medicine. A Festschrift for Kurt Benirschke.- 1 Human Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Observations of Pathologic Placentas.- 2 Autopsy Following Stillbirth: a Challenge Neglected.- 3 Testis Size, Ovulation Rate, and Breast Cancer.- 4 The Endocrinology of Menopausal Hot Flashes.- 5 Biological Activity and Mechanisms of Action of Somatocrinin, Growth Hormone Releasing Factor, on the Release of Growth Hormone in Vitro and its Antagonism by Somatostatin.- 6 The Fetal Adrenal - One Man's Approach.- 7 Isolated Aortic Stenosis with Fetus Papyraceus: a New Vascular Disruptive Anomaly.- 8 Fetal Hydrops in Chromosome Disorders as Principle of Damage in Developmental Pathology Clinical Observations in Man and Experimental Studies in the Mouse.- 9 Chromosomes of the Golden Mouse, Ochrotomys nuttalli (Harlan) (Rodentia, Cricetidae).- 10 The Chromosomes of Cuvier's Gazelle.- 11 Evolutionary Pathway of Chromosomes of the Capricornis.- 12 Molecular Cytogenetics of the Equidae: III. Cytological Localization of Heterochromatin and Satellite DNA in Hartmann's Mountain Zebra,Equus zebra hartmannae (Matschie, 1898).- 13 Pathology Survey of the Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens).- 14 Clinical Anatomy of the Head and Neck of the Llama, Lama glama.- 15 Idiosynkrasie bei Zootieren.- 16 The Pacarana, Dinomys branickii.- 17 Primate Breeding in Zoos: A Ten Year Summary.- 18 The Great Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis).- 19 Choice as a Biological Optimum.- 20 The Effects of Prenatal Diethylstilbestrol Exposure on the Genital Tracts of Fetuses and Neonates (Cebus apella, Macaca mulatta, and Homo sapiens).- 21 Yersiniosis: A Review and Report of an Epizootic in Non-human Primates.- 22 Talc Peritonitis and Salpingo-Oopheritis in the Absence of Surgical Intervention: Report of Two Cases with 12-Year Follow-up.- 23 Control and Prevention of African Trypanosomiasis: Strategies Designed to Overcome Antigenic Variation.- 24 Comparative Pathological Investigations of Thyroid Tumors of Animals in Zoos and in the Wild.- 25 Malignant Catarrhal Fever in Wild Ruminants.- 26 How Nephron Heterogeneity Abets the Concentration of Mammalian Urine.- 27 Biliverdin in Biological Systems.- 28 Basset Hound Hereditary Thrombopathy: an Autosomally, Recessively Inherited Platelet Dysfunction with 11 Cases in a Kindred of 56 Dogs.- 29 Human-Animal Bond and One Medicine.- Scientific Papers of Kurt Benirschke.
Number Of Pages: 373
Published: 1st May 1984
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.72