One Medicine

A Tribute to Kurt Benirschke, Director Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species Zoological Society of San Diego and Professor of Pathology and Reproductive Medicine University of California San Diego from his Students and Colleagues

  • Oliver A. Ryder
  • Mary L. Byrd

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. A. T. Kumamoto, M. H. Bogart
    Pages 101-108
  3. R. J. Montali, M. Roberts, R. A. Freeman, M. Bush
    Pages 128-140
  4. H. Dathe
    Pages 150-153
  5. D. A. Meritt Jr.
    Pages 154-161
  6. D. G. Lindburg, J. M. Berkson, L. K. Nightenhelser
    Pages 162-170
  7. J. A. Phillips
    Pages 191-196
  8. F. Naftolin, K. Benirschke, K. Griffiths, W. Henderson, B. Volcani
    Pages 242-258
  9. C. E. Davis, Gonzalo Ballon-Landa, D. R. Goddard, S. L. Reed, M. E. M. Colmerauer
    Pages 259-279
  10. W. P. Heuschele, J. Oosterhuis, M. P. Anderson, M. Swansen, H. R. Fletcher
    Pages 296-308
  11. C. E. Cornelius
    Pages 321-334
  12. T. G. Bell, R. W. Leader, P. M. Olson, G. A. Padgett, J. A. Penner, W. R. Patterson
    Pages 335-344
  13. L. K. Bustad, L. B. Corbeil
    Pages 345-352
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 353-373

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Oliver A. Ryder
    • 1
  • Mary L. Byrd
    • 1
  1. 1.Zoological Society of San DiegoSan DiegoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-61751-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61749-2
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