Herman Doose [1927-2018]

Professor Herman Doose
Professor Herman Doose Professor Hermann Doose, whose name is entwined with Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy otherwise known as “Doose Syndrome” passed away on April 23rd, 2018 following a brief illness. He was 90yrs old. Professor Doose was a founding member of the neuropediatric society in Germany.Hermann Doose was born on September 1927 in Lübeck, North Germany. His father was a surgeon and mother a gynaecologist. At the age of 16 he was recruited to the army during the last year of the war. A subsequent injury and admission to hospital resulted in him being the lone survivor of the group.  Doose...
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Natalio Fejerman [1933-2018]


Natalio Fejerman, leading Argentine child neurologist and epileptologist, died on Thursday, March 29, after a short sickbed. He was 84 years old.  Natalio Fejerman was born in Buenos Aires on November 8 th , 1933. He earned his medical degree from Medical School in Buenos Aires in 1957 and started his professional training at the Children's Hospital Ricardo Gutierrez in Buenos Aires and later at Boston Children's Hospital under Prof. Cesare Lombroso. He was the head of the Department of Neu...
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Lilly Dubowitz (1930-2016)

Lilly Dubowitz (1930-2016)

A phrase was introduced to neonatal units in the 1970s, “Have you Dubowitzed the baby?”, which referred to a new, accurate technique for estimating the gestational age or period of time between conception and birth of a newborn child, pioneered by Lilly and Victor Dubowitz, a feisty Hungarian and her South African husband. Both were based in England. Their method was simple but groundbreaking: they tested a baby for a number of neurological signs that change as it matures. Until then, there was no clear-cut method for assessing whether a small baby was premature or undernourished.

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Professor Yavuz Renda (1932-2015)

Professor Yavuz Renda (1932-2015)

The founding father of Turkish Child Neurology, Professor Yavuz Renda (b.1932) has passed away on the 24th of July, 2015 after a long illness. His family roots aided Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in the construction of Modern Turkey in 1923.

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Charles Kennedy

Charles Kennedy

Charles Kennedy, one of the first child neurologists in the USA, passed away on October 6, 2015 in Maine at the age of 95 following a brief illness. Born in Buffalo, NY, he attended Nichols School and later Deerfield Academy. He graduated from Princeton University with honors in Chemistry in 1942.

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