Editorials: Laudations (Part 2)
Env Sci Pollut Res
The Era Otto Hutzinger
Dear Professor Hutzinger () 0 1 2 3 4
Alvin L. Young
0 Institute of Science and Public Policy, Sarkeys Energy Center, The University of Oklahoma , Norman, Oklahoma , USA
1 Professor em, University of Bayreuth , c/o Grenzweg 22, 5351 Aigen Voglhub , Austria
2 RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Environmental Research (Biology V), Department of Ecosystem Analysis , Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen , Germany
3 Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, German Research Center for Environmental Health (GmbH), Institute for Biomathematics and Biometry , Ingolstaedter Landstr. 1, 85764 Neuherberg , Germany
4 Professor & Canada Research Chair in Environmental Toxicology, Dept. Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, University of Saskatchewan , 44 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B3 , Canada
We, the authors and series editors, are pleased and honoured to dedicate this case-study series to Prof. Dr. Otto Hutzinger, who was instrumental in initiating Dioxin Research. Apart from the DIOXIN Conference series in 1980, he also founded the journals 'Umweltwissenschaften und Schadstoff-Forschung - Zeitschrift fr Umweltchemie und kotoxikologie' (UWSF) in 1989 as well as 'Environmental Science and Pollution Research' (ESPR) in 1994. This year, UWSF and ESPR celebrate their 20th and 15th anniversary, respectively. We would like to congratulate Otto to these achievements and his personal 75th anniversary on March 14th. The literature overview (pp. 108-112) on Dioxins and POPs, papers published in UWSF and ESPR, reflects Hutzinger's influence as Editor-in-Chief on both journals beyond his active time (from 1989 to 2005) into the future.
The authors and series editors; Roland Weber; Mats Tysklind and Caroline Gaus
The year was 1980. I had just organized the Agent Orange
Registry at the Veterans Administration, and had just
published as co-author a book on 'The Science of 2,4,5-T and
Associated Phenoxy Herbicides.' That summer I received an
invitation to give a series of lectures in Europe on dioxin, the
studies at Eglin AFB, and the Vietnam veterans concerns. I
lectured in Italy, France, and England, and then travelled back
to the Continent to meet Professor Otto Hutzinger with the
Laboratory of Environmental and Toxicological Chemistry at
the University of Amsterdam. Otto had just returned from the
Dioxin Conference in Rome. I had a very exciting two days
lecturing and interacting with Otto and his staff. We spent
many hours talking about our experiences with the Seveso
Italy industrial accident. As a Consultant to the Seveso
Authority, I shared with Otto my concern about the current
research on dioxin and the need to publish what Otto and I
called the 'gray literature', i.e., that literature that has
negative findings, and hence not frequently submitted to the
standard peer-reviewed journals. He suggested that a series of
Dioxin Symposia might be appropriate with subsequent
publication in 'Chemosphere.' Otto invited me to organize the
Dioxin Symposium in Washington for the fall of 1981
(DIOXIN 1981). For many years I attended the various Dioxin
Symposia and Eco-Informa Conferences, and served as
Coeditor of 'Chemosphere', and later ESPR; always enjoying the
opportunity to spend time with Otto and Freda and receiving
the 'mentoring' that occurs when in the presence of a truly
great scientist. Thus, it was a great honor when Otto invited
me to be the Editor-in-Chief of ESPR two years ago. I still
make my yearly 'pilgrimage' to visit Otto and Freda in Bad
Ischl, Austria. It is always a time of sharing stories and
basking in the smile of Professor Doctor Otto Hutzinger!
Otto, I will be thinking of you on the 14th of March wishing you and
Freda all the best for the future. Looking forward to seeing both of
you again in May, I remain Yours, Al
Laudation Henner Hollert
I knew Otto Hutzinger from his publications, and
particularly as Editor-in-Chief of the German language journal
UWSF Z Umweltchem kotox as well as of ESPR Env
Sci Pollut Res, long before we met each other for the first
time. Later I learned that the development of curricula in
Environmental Sciences was one of Otto Hutzinger's utmost
concerns. On behalf of a whole generation of students
during the nineties, I would like to thank Otto for that merit.
Both journals, UWSF and ESPR, are widely distributed in
department and university libraries, giving students deep
insights into Environmental Sciences.
Before Otto Hutzinger founded the UWSF, the term
'Umweltwissenschaften' did not exist as official terminus
because the requirement was the interdisciplinary, the
network thinking that Otto has taught us. And more than that,
Hutzinger understands 'Umweltwissenschaften' as longitude
and latitude, i.e. across all compartments and simultaneously
across all areas connected with the environment. It lasted
around ten years until this term was introduced and approved
by the scientific community.
I knew Otto Hutzinger from his publications long before
we met each other for the first time. He invited me to give a
workshop presentation in Bayreuth, shortly after his
appointment as a full professor at this young and dynamic
university. I had never expected to ever 'sing' in Bayreuth, but it
happened to become the start of a long and fruitful
co-operation, especially in the field of publishing.
Otto belonged to Almut's authors and editors at Springer;
in my case it was my first book she made ready for
publication in 1984 ('Introduction to Polymer Spectroscopy', Vol. 7
of the book series 'Polymers, Properties and Applications').
When the UWSF was founded in 1989, I was invited, for
the first time, to join an Editorial Board, even the inner circle,
The terminus 'Environmental Science' did exist, but not in
the sense that Otto Hutzinger had in mind. He influenced
the development in such a way that today we talk about
The experience with Otto Hutzinger was one of the reasons
for me to choose Environmental Sciences and Ecotoxicology
as major topics within my Diploma studies.
As a young PhD-student I had the possibility to hear one of
Otto Hutzinger's lectures at a German conference. I was
deeply impressed by his sound knowledge and enthusiasm.
Thus it was a great honour to me that, in 2003, Otto
invited me to join UWSF as Subject Editor, and in 2005, to
serve as Editor-in-Chief for UWSF, and as Subject Editor
for ESPR. Thank you, Otto Hutzinger, for your confidence
and your support!
I warmly congratulate you on your anniversary. Be convinced that
UWSF continues in disseminating your missions and visions.
Laudation Walter Klpffer
LCA Consult & Review,
Am Dachsberg 56E, 60435 Frankfurt/M., Germany
and I used my new position to submit a (at that time)
heretical paper on persistence (Klpffer 1989). Otto accepted it
with a few changes.
The same play happened with ESPR in 1994: I became
member of the Editorial Board and published papers outside the
main path of 'chemicals risk assessment' (I still think that
'hazard' would be a better description). This time it was a
series of seven papers (I to IV in ESPR (Klpffer 1994ad),
the last three were published in Chemosphere (Klpffer
1996ac), also edited by Hutzinger).
At the same time Almut invited me to become the
Editor-inChief for the new Int J LCA at ecomed. From the beginning
I suggested to complement the journal by a book series LCA
Documents (e.g. for longer reports, full case studies, theses,
etc.). This intent was realized by Otto's willingness to
publish this book series by his Eco-Informa Press, in co-operation
with ecomed. The series had a good start with 'LCANET',
the final report of an EU initiative in 1997. Seven other
volumes followed (http://www.scientificjournals.com/sj/
lca_documents/startseite). Finally, however, most research
reports were published in the Internet, and printed editions
of such documents were not needed anymore.
All the time, Otto and I frequently met at conferences in
Bayreuth, Munich, Vienna and other places. Finding timely
topics for article series in Almut's www.scientificjournals.
com was always a chance to meet for brainstorming
sessions. One of them I remember with special pleasure was the
'Main station Frankfurt' meeting with Otto, Almut and the
late Ian Meerkamp van Embden (Klpffer 2007). Its original
purpose was to discuss a series on 'Climate Change', but
instead it turned into a friendly talk about serious and less
serious things, driven by Otto's knowledge and his fine humour.
I would like to end this very personal and informal account with
the old humanists' saying "ad multos annos" and, less formally,
thank you for everything!
Laudation Ulrich Frstner
Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH),
Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy Economics,
Eissendorfer Str. 40, 21071 Hamburg, Germany ()
Klpffer W (1989): Persistenz und Abbaubarkeit in der Beurteilung des
Umweltverhaltens anthropogener Chemikalien. UWSF Z Umweltchem
kotox 1 (2) 4351
Klpffer W (1994a): Environmental Hazard Assessment of Chemicals
and Products. Part I: General Assessment Principles. Env Sci Pollut
Res 1 (1) 4753
Klpffer W (1994b): Environmental Hazard Assessment of Chemicals
and Products. Part II: Persistence and Degradability of Organic
Chemicals. Env Sci Pollut Res 1 (2) 108116
Klpffer W (1994c): Chemicals Regulation Assessment Assessment of
Chemicals and Products. Part III: The Limits to Single Compound
Assessment. Env Sci Pollut Res 1 (3) 179184
Klpffer W (1994d): Environmental Hazard Assessment of Chemicals
and Products. Part IV: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Env Sci Pollut
Res 1 (4) 271279
Klpffer W (1996a): Environmental Hazard Assessment of Chemicals and
Products. Part V: Anthropogenic Chemicals in Sewage Sludge.
Chemosphere 33, 10671081
Klpffer W (1996b): Environmental Hazard Assessment of Chemicals and
Products. Part VI. Abiotic Degradation in the Troposphere.
Chemosphere 33, 10831099
Klpffer W (1996c): Environmental Hazard Assessment of Chemicals and
Products. Part VII. A Critical Survey of Exposure Data Requirements
and Testing Methods. Chemosphere 33, 11011117
Klpffer W (2007): Ian Meerkamp van Embden (19292007). UWSF Z
Umweltchem kotox 19 (4) 279
During a long time of my career as author and editor, Prof.
Hutzinger was on the other side of the trench between the two
Divisions of the German Chemical Society (GDCh), namely
'Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology' and 'Water
Chemistry'. There was no exchange between them but rather
dissociation from each other, much to Hutzinger's and my regret.
While the today 'Society for Water Chemistry' was founded
as 'Division for Water Chemistry' in 1926, the 'Division for
Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology' came about
not before 1990. The reasons for the dissociation were
manifold but have been removed in the meantime, fortunately.
The more important contact dates back to 1979 due to Otto
Hutzinger's invitation to join the initial group of 50 authors
for his work 'The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry'.
In fact, this handbook series of five volumes
The Natural Environment and the Biogeochemical Cycles
Reactions and Processes
with five to twenty sub-volumes each and still going on in
2008, was one of the biggest efforts in environmental
Starting in 1980, the earlier pioneer papers are still
wellreadable, such as the overviews by
John Westall & Werner Stumm 'The Hydrosphere',
Alexander Zehnder 'The Carbon Cycle',
Egon Degens 'Carbon Dioxide: A Biogeochemical Portrait',
or the exemplary compilations
Reaction Types in the Environment (C.M. Menzies),
QSAR of Environmental Pollutants (J.L.M. Hermens) and
Detergents (ed. by N.T. de Oude).
In a recent article of our 'Journal of Soils and Sediments',
Sabine Apitz and I (Frstner & Apitz 2007) cited a
Handbook paper by Danny Reible et al. ('Chemodynamic
Models for Transport of Contaminants from Sediment Beds'
Vol. 2F, 1991). This article has not lost anything of its
freshness, while the author became the leading expert for 'in-situ
remediation of contaminated sediments'.
Finally, we should not forget the persons behind the success.
It is now nearly thirty years ago, when Otto Hutzinger
concluded in the Preface to the first editions: "Special thanks
are due to Mrs. A. Heinrich of Springer who has
significantly contributed to the technical development of the book
through her conscientious and efficient work".
Dear Esteemed Colleague, the best of my wishes for a good life, for
the strength and power of overcoming problems as they occur, for
your daily wellness and your internal peace. And may you always
have a good glass of good wine to toast to all of us. Ulrich Frstner
Prof. Hutzinger was known as a pioneer in pesticide and
dioxin research. In the late nineteen eighties by the way,
this was the time prior to the Internet age when we were
searching so-called online databases and CD-ROMs for
environmental and chemical information Otto Hutzinger was
the first one who realized that there was an urgent need to
combine aspects of Information Science and Environmental
Sciences. So he transferred his lifelong interest and
extensive experience in shared environmental research into the
founding of the ECO-INFORMA Conference in 1989.
An important strength of his is to collaborate with excellent
scientists. In this respect I want to name Dr. Heidelore Fiedler
(now working at UNEP in Geneva, Switzerland) who largely
supported him in his innovative work. Prof. Dr. Hutzinger
was also joined in the ECO-INFORMA activities by two
renowned American scientists, Prof. Dr. Leo Newland and Prof.
Dr. Ken Morgan, both at Texas Christian University. The first
ECO-INFORMA Conference took place at the University of
Bayreuth. Subsequent ECO-INFORMA Conferences were held
in Bayreuth, Germany (1992), in Vienna, Austria (1994),
EPCOT Florida, USA (1996), at the GSF National Research
Center for Environment and Health near Munich, Germany
When I started my career in
environmental chemistry back in 1972, I
worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
near Boston. During my stay on the east
coast of the USA, it was a must for me
to visit Prof. Otto Hutzinger up in Halifax, Nova Scotia,
Canada. I was very much impressed by the enthusiasm of
Laudation Kristina Voigt
(1997) and at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL,
USA (2001). Since then, the ECO-INFORMA joined the
activities of the German Technical Committee.
'Environmental Informatics' of the Gesellschaft fuer
Informatik (German Society of Informatics). This means that
every year a special ECO-INFORMA event takes place (along
with the EnviroInfo conferences), initiated, organized and
chaired by Dr. Margaret MacDonnell (Argonne National
Laboratories, USA), and supported by Dr. Leo Newland and
Dr. Ken Morgan.
In order to strengthen these interdisciplinary activities, Drs.
Hutzinger, Newland and Morgan established the non-profit
ECO-INFORMA Foundation to support the organization
and hosting of educational and scientific conferences,
workshops, and seminars that focus on the use of science and
technology to develop and share environmental information
on a global scale.
In all his great lifetime achievements in the field of
Environmental Sciences, Otto Hutzinger remained very natural,
friendly and open for new ideas. To my mind, his positive
attitude towards interdisciplinary research as well as towards
new fields of research is one of Otto Hutzinger's special
strengths. According to me, he is one of the most important
environmental scientists I have met during my 25 years'
experience in environmental and chemical research. Prof.
Hutzinger's significant contributions to integrate
environmental understanding and partnerships serve as a strong
example of how we can and should work together to solve
our world's immense environmental challenges.
I wish Otto Hutzinger the very best for the future and hope that
he will further support the environmental community with his
immense experience in understanding important aspects of
Laudation Walter Giger
EAWAG, Ueberlandstrasse 133, 8600 Duebendorf, Switzerland
Otto Hutzinger, who at that time already worked on a
compound class called PCBs, which is today, 35 years later
still in the focus of environmental science and politics, in
particular as persistent organic pollutants in the Stockholm
Over the years I met Otto on various occasions, partly at
conferences, but also in connection with his editorial
activities. Before he founded UWSF and ESPR, he was a key player
for the journal Chemosphere, for which he served during many
years as Editor-in-Chief and Editor for Chemistry and
Biochemistry. In fact, in the environmental research community,
Otto Hutzinger was considered to be 'Mister Chemosphere'.
As is the usual procedure today, I have looked up Prof.
Hutzingers record in the Science Citation Index. His very
impressive record shows more than 270 scientific
publications and an h-index of 41. Four out of five of his best-cited
papers were in Chemosphere. However, his number three
ranking article was a Science paper in 1974 on the
metabolic behaviour of pure PCB isomers. Considering his
citation profile, it is no wonder that he is also included in the
very reputable Highly Cited Researcher list. I had one
Laudation Bernd Markert
cial encounter with Otto Hutzinger, which shows very nicely
that he was not a dry researcher but rather always cared about
personal relations to his scientific colleagues. In the early 1990s
it was announced that he would resign from his professor chair
at University of Bayreuth. Together with several German
colleagues I was among the short-listed candidates, who were
invited to deliver test lectures at the University of Bayreuth.
However, the real highlight of this exhibition event (called
'Schaulaufen', in the German language) was none of the
lectures delivered by the potential successors, but rather the
dinner party at the Hutzinger family home.
Internationales Hochschulinstitut, Lehrstuhl fr Umweltverfahrenstechnik, 02763 Zittau, Germany.
At present: Fliederweg 17, 49733 Haren/Erika, Germany ()
.... Intuition, motivation and success in science should
finally be related to one another. Otto Hutzinger 'pressed' me
several times during the 80ies and 90ies to present my
scientific results during his EcoInforma Conferences in Bayreuth.
Here, he gave me the chance to present my findings, in form
of posters and lectures, and, for me, opened the chance of
coming in contact with high ranking scientists from all over
the world. He taught me, in his typical way, to think
internationally and in an interdisciplinary manner. After all
meetings, he opened me the possibility of publishing my results
in UWSF and later on in ESPR, so that
I had found a forum for
communication and scientific exchange worldwide.
Today, I am proud to be active on the
editorial board of both journals and to
be helpful in the growth in quality and
quantity of it ....
Dear Prof. Hutzinger, here you can clearly reflect, how positively
you influenced my scientific career. Please hold the line and
support me and my colleagues further on in this way....
Laudation Gerhard Lammel
Masaryk Univ., Res Centre Environ Chem Ecotox (RECETOX), Kamenice 3,
62500 Brno, Czech Republic ()
I met Otto Hutzinger in 1984 as a student searching for a
challenging PhD study in the environmental sciences. Among
the professors to whom this student had sent out written
applications he stood out as the one returning the most friendly
answer. Professor Hutzinger invited me to Bayreuth, took a
considerable portion of his time, showed me around in the
laboratories and came back to me offering a study in aquatic
chemistry linked to an interesting scientific question.
In those years his name stood quite lonely for the obviously
appropriate approach: Put the substance into the centre and
follow its interactions within and across environmental media.
He was, at least in Europe, the founder of substance-based
environmental sciences and more convincing and more successful
than others. Next time we met was in 1990, when the working
group he had founded was turned into the new Environmental
Chemistry and Ecotoxicology Section of the German Chemical
Society (GDCh). Otto Hutzinger became the first chair. The
position paper (as of 1989) marking this foundation made the
key statement that the new disciplines of environmental
chemistry and ecotoxicology had developed to autonomy to a
degree, such that the scientists needed to
create an autonomous forum for discussion.
Otto Hutzinger pursued the vision of
unified environmental sciences to emerge
from the medium-based sub-communities.
by networking and initiating cooperation, e.g. by even
organising a World Conference on Remote Sensing in
Bayreuth (in 1984). Essential and highly visible instruments
for the establishment of a substance-based environmental
chemistry initiated by him are the Handbook of
Environmental Chemistry (edited since 1980) and the interdisciplinary
journals UWSF (founded in 1989) and ESPR (1994). No wonder
that within only a few years UWSF was established as the
main German-speaking forum for the substance-based
environmental sciences. Obviously, the environmental sciences
benefited tremendously and with long-term impact from Otto
Hutzinger's initiatives and networking. Much progressed ever
since, but environmental chemistry is still hard to find on some
mental maps nowadays. Therefore, his vision still provides
the mission for today and probably also for the years to come.
In 1979, when I moved from the University of Georgia to
Michigan State University (MSU) as a young Associate
Professor, I asked my Director, Fumio Matsumura, what
would be suitable research topics for a new Associate. He
told me that there were reproductive failures and embryo
deformities in fish and birds of the North American Great
Lakes, and the cause was unknown. So I selected this as
my first research topic. Little did I know that this would
lead to a career during which I would have interactions
with wonderful students and post docs and travels to
interesting places and meetings with interesting and kind
individuals and making friends all over the world. Otto
Hutzinger was one of the most interesting and certainly
one of the most influential on my life. He became my
mentor and one of my closest friends.
While I had known Otto since the late 1970s, when he
was still a professor in Amsterdam and visited and
lectured in his laboratory, it was not until 1984 when he
changed my life forever. While at a meeting organized by
MSU to which we had invited Otto to speak he pulled me
aside and said, "We need to talk". He showed me a
picture of a castle and said, "This is my new institute. I have
a vision of combining environmental chemistry and
ecotoxicology. I am a chemist and I need a good
ecotoxicologist and have selected you."
He invited me to come as a visiting professor to the
University of Bayreuth where he had just taken up a Chair
professorship. I applied for and received a 'Stipendium' from the
Fig. 1: Otto and Freda at DIOXIN 2004 in Berlin, Germany
Laudation John Giesy
German Fulbright Commission. So in 1987 and 1988, I
lived and studied in Bayreuth. This was an event that would
change my life. I learned high resolution GC-MS, and
through daily meetings with Otto and many trips to
meetings, I learned the best of all, namely the 'art' of being a
research scientist. Otto is one of the most insightful and
creative minds that I have had the pleasure to know. We
went on to develop analytical techniques and applied them
to the Great Lakes issue and ultimately determined the cause
of the deformities in fish and birds, for which I was
recognized with Founder's Award from the Society of
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), a distinction I
share with you, Otto, since you have also received the
highest award given by SETAC.
But furthermore, from that vision that Otto had of
combining environmental chemistry and toxicology, I have
fashioned a career in which we almost always combine these two
disciplines. In fact, we have developed what we call
'bio-analytical techniques' and effectively combined these with
instrumental techniques to answer questions and solve problems.
These techniques along with the type of insight that I learned
during discussions with Otto, led our group to discover
perfluorinated chemicals in the environment, work out their
mechanisms of toxic action, develop quantitative predictive
relationships, and subsequently suggest much safer
alternatives. So I would say, while his scientific discoveries have been
monumental and changed not only science, but society, Otto's
greatest contribution has been his great attention to the many
students and post docs and visiting scientists like myself. While
Otto would never take any credit for it, saying "I didn't do
anything", this cadre of people he has trained and influenced
have truly changed the world. This is a legacy of which Otto
can be proud, and we can all aspire.
One day in 1987, Otto came to me and said that he was
starting a number of new initiatives and that he needed
someone to take over as editor for 'Chemosphere' and that he
had been thinking that might be something I could do for
him. Eager to assist him in any way, I immediately said YES,
even though I had no idea what it meant. Well, I have grown
with the journal these last 20 years and it has been a labor
of love to nurture the journal which now has a number of
sections into one of the premier environmental journals in
the world. Yet another opportunity made.
It is indeed a strange world. All of us who know Otto and
Freda (Fig. 1) well, know that they do not like the cold.
Once Otto and Freda visited me and my wife Sue in
Michigan in the fall. It was not particularly cold, but Otto
appropriated one of my knit caps and wore it inside and out the
entire visit, complaining bitterly about the cold.
Now I am the Canada Research Chair in Environmental
Toxicology at the University of Saskatchewan, where Otto
began his career many years ago. When I told him that I had
been offered this position and sought his advice on whether
I should go, his response was, "what are you nuts? It is too
damned cold there!" So I think this was the only advise from
Otto that I have not taken. I accepted the position, but as I
write this, I am sitting in Hong Kong, where I spend the
winters, so I guess I did listen, Otto.
I am at a loss for words on the occasion of your 75th
birthday to tell you how much I appreciate you for all of the
wonderful things you have done for me and given to me.
You gave freely off your time, resources, and ideas, never
once asking for anything in return. You once told me that
your job was "to make opportunities and that mine was to
make the most of them". Otto you held up your end of the
bargain, and I can only hope that you feel that in some way
that I have honored you by my commitment to make the
most of these opportunities made.
I remember with fondness the many places that I learned
from you and thereby enjoyed your company: mountain walks
and talks, Dioxin meetings, the beer garden in Rudendorf;
writing proposals late at night; discussions about research
projects over strong coffee at the Jean-Paul-Strae in Bayreuth
and ideas that poured from you like a torrent, so fast I could
hardly write them down; lunches at the Argentinean Steak
House, the Wasser Schloss Mittwitz, 'business trips',
handwritten notes beginning in English and ending in German,
crazy lab parties, and outings to the Frnkische Schweiz and
Fichtelgebirge, flights from the Bayreuth 'Flughafen', dinner
at your home, last minute details organizing Dioxin
meetings, the night that you sent a car all the way to Nrnberg
when you learned that my train would be delayed and I
refused to get in. I remember flying to Germany to surprise you
at your retirement and then back to Michigan for my
daughter's high school graduation and then back to
Germany all within one week. I remember the love you and
Freda share, which is an inspiration to me and Sue to this
day. It all seems so long ago, but as I write this, it seems like
just an Augenblick. Some days, I wish I could turn back time
for all of us to be back in the Lehrstuhl, but I cannot turn
back time. What I can do is remember the respect, esteem,
and love everyone from the 'Hutzinger lab' holds for you.
I know I speak for all of us, whose lives you have touched,
we have always used you as a role model and aspired to be
like you in many ways. You were like a father to us, and we
cannot repay you for all you have done for us, but you never
expected that. Life is good and we are glad that you came
into ours and made us better people for it.
Otto, from all of us who have studied and learned with you
and benefitted from your intellect, kindness and friendship,
accept our warm wishes as you celebrate your 75th birthday
and enjoy life with Freda back in Bad Ischl in your beloved
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