"Es ist ja ganz einerlei, wer es gefunden hat, dlie Hauptsache ist,
daß es gefunden worden ist."
This was said by Hermann Wilbrand, director of the department of opthalmology
at the university hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (1919-1923), when others
claimed priority for the long searched for cortical visuell center,
which he had discovered.
Five years ago we tried in Wilsede an unusual experiment, bringing
together for three long days and nights scientists and medical doctors
to learn like students about each others work. The hope was that
the participants in the workshop would discuss the whole problem
of human leukemia, and cooperative programmes among the different
specialized research groups and medical centers would be stimulated.
Now five years later we feel that the experiment was a success.
Cooperative research programmes around the world were started and
most ofus understand more and more the Frederic Stohlman question
about the pratical application of our research and its benefit for
the patient. The chairman have done a tremendous job organizing
an up to date scientific programme for the third Wilsede meeting.
I would like to thank all of them for a programme which includes
all the important results and future aspects of human leukemia.
Personal and scientific discussion in Wilsede, June 1978
Highly qualified scientists did not only prepare themselves for a talk.
but also for posters to give us a chance for more personal discussions about
the clinical and research fields we are interested in. I hope that these
possibilities of individual discussions will help understanding the different
fIelds impor tant for human leukemia. as an example for human caneer The
special Wilsede atmosphere probably will have again a good influence on
our discussions and perhaps you will take home some of this spirit and remember
it sometimes. Than we should be grateful to the Verein Naturschutzpark e.V.
and especially to Alfred Toepfer and his associates for their idealistic
efforts to save this little piece of nature for man.