Linda Joanna DE MEIRLEIR [1954-2018]

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It is with the deepest sorrow that I announce our much loved ICNA Executive Board member and highly esteemed friend and colleague, Dr. Linda De Meirleir, passed away Oct. 31, 2018, after a long and courageous battle with illness. She was born in Antwerp, Belgium, March 13th, 1954 and was happily married to Jacques, with two children, Laura and Ben. Dr. De Meirleir obtained her medical degree at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels in 1979. She became a specialist in Neuropsychiatry in 1984 and Paediatric Neurology in 1997. From 1984 – 1985 she was a Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Neurology, at...
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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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Prof. Dieter Janz [1920-2016]

Prof. Dieter Janz [1920-2016]
Prof. Dieter Janz, Berlin, an iconic figure in the history of epileptology has passed away on December 24, 2016. He was 96 years old. Prof. Janz has made numerous contributions to the field of epileptolgy. In 1957, Janz and Walter Christian described "juvenile myoclonic epilepsy", which was later named after Janz, as a syndrome ​. Prof. Janz, among other things, drew attention to the teratogenic effects of antiepileptic drugs and was also one of the first to report the l...
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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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Masaya Segawa [1936-2014]

Masaya Segawa [1936-2014]
Masaya Segawa, MD, PhD, one of the pioneers in Child Neurology, the director of Segawa Neurological Clinic for Children, passed away on December 14, 2014 at the age of 78 years and 6 months. He was born in Tokyo on June 4, 1936. He graduated from the University of Tokyo, School of Medicine in 1962, receiving his MD degree, and received a PhD degree from the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Medicine in 1970. He had post- graduate training and was a member of the house-staff in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Tokyo under Prof. Tadao Takatsu till...
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