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Stress and Disease: The Contribution of Hans Selye to Psychoneuroimmunology. A Personal Reminiscence

  • Istvan Berczi
Part of the Hans Selye Symposia on Neuroendocrinology and Stress book series (HSSN, volume 3)

Abstract

When the news came from Montreal in the summer of 1967 that I had been accepted by Dr. Selye to work in his Institute, I was madly in love with a girl who later became my wife. So I told her about the legendary Dr. Selye and outlined carefully that my highest desire was to work with him. After having listened carefully to the story, she asked me what is going to happen to our marriage plans now? “Well,” I said, “would you like to get married before I go, or after I come back?” The answer was, without much hesitation, that we should get married before, so we did on September 3, 1967, and off I went a few weeks later to Montreal. The prospect was that we would spend an entire year, the duration of my planned stay in Montreal, separated as the common practice of the Hungarian authorities at the time was not to allow spouses or family members to follow individuals on study trips or other kinds of missions to the West.

Keywords

Mast Cell Neurogenic Inflammation Bone Marrow Function Lymphatic Organ Neuroendocrine Mechanism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Istvan Berczi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Immunology, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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