Obituary

Obituary Arch Virol 146/5 (2001) Virology Division News In Memoriam Pekka Eljas Halonen (1927–2001) ekka Halonen passed away on 19 February 2001, after a long illness that he bore with the same kind of courage that characterized his whole life. He used to say that Finns are tougher than Vikings; at least in his case it is true. It is as if Sibelius wrote “Finlandia” as the ultimate expres- sion of the Finnish spirit with Pekka in mind. The effect this music has on the listener in the setting of the Finnish landscape reminds us of Pekka’s indom- itable spirit. But Pekka was not only tough and deter- mined, he was warm, generous and caring as a friend and colleague to so many of the world’s virologists. Indeed, since the timeline of Pekka’s professional life paralleled the rise of international virology, he was a personal force in the lives of many of the founders of the independent discipline of virology, especially medical virology. He was there at the beginning, as a member of the host committee of the First International Congress for Virology, held in Helsinki in 1968, and he played many important roles in the international community of virologists http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Virology Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 by Springer-Verlag/Wien
Subject
Legacy
ISSN
0304-8608
eISSN
1432-8798
D.O.I.
10.1007/s007050170135
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