Acta Neurologica Belgica (2018) 118:337 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13760-018-0956-2 COMMENTARY AND EDITORIAL Michel Van Zandijcke Received: 20 May 2018 / Accepted: 28 May 2018 / Published online: 2 June 2018 © Belgian Neurological Society 2018 psychiatry could develop independently at their own pace. I remember him as an astute clinician, who approached his patients/clients with empathy. He acknowledged the neces- sity of clinical research and engaged in clinical trials, most notably in the European Carotid Surgical Trial under the inspired influence of Charles Warlow. The growing impor - tance of imaging in neurological diagnosis did not escape his attention: he actively supported the development of neu- roradiology at the hospital, in collaboration with Jan Cas- selman. He was also an exceptional teacher: many Flemish neurologists were trainee or registrar under his baton, and will remember his enthusiasm and scientific rigor. He was especially interested in neuro-ophthalmology and neuro- Ides Dehaene died on 18 April 2018. He was born in Bruges otology. At the end of his career, he developed an interest in in November 1941 as the second son of the neuropsychiatrist cognition, and set up a multidisciplinary memory clinic. His Albert Dehaene; his older brother would later become prime scientific output amounts to 100 articles. minister of Belgium. As he was not so rebellious as his Ides Dehaene also acknowledged the necessity of broader brother, he was allowed to go to Greek–Latin High School contacts at the Flemish and the Belgian levels. He had excel- at the Sint Lodewijkscollege in Bruges. In 1966, he obtained lent contacts with many heads of department and colleagues. his degree of medical doctor at the Catholic University of He was head of neurology at St. Jans hospital in Bruges Leuven magna cum laude. From September 1966 to August from 1985 till 2000. He became president of the Belgian 1968, he specialized in neurology and psychiatry at the St. Neurological Society in 1990–1991 and co-editor of Acta Radboud Hospital, Catholic University of Nijmegen (The Neurologica Belgica. After his retirement in 2006, he with- Netherlands) under Prof. Dr. J. J. G. Prick. From August draw from clinical neurology, but remained fascinated by 1968 to August 1970, he went to the Academic Hospital neurosciences and by the mechanisms of consciousness. He St. Raphael of the Catholic University of Leuven (Prof. Dr. developed an increasing interest in philosophy, especially in Raymond Vandenbergh) for further specialization in neurol- neurophenomenology. Bridging the gap between the neuro- ogy. He stayed 1 more year at Leuven during the absence of sciences and philosophy was his ultimate purpose. He also Herwig Carton. In July 1971, he was appointed as neurolo- took time for his hobbies (photography, reading, and garden- gist at the General Hospital St. Jan in Bruges. ing) and for his grandchildren. The verdict of an incurable His aim was to build a department of neurology of high disease came as a fatal blow. He is survived by his wife, quality at St. Jans hospital, at the same clinical level as three sons, and eight grandchildren. He will be remembered university departments. When the medieval hospital in the as one of the founding fathers of modern Flemish and Bel- centre of the town was left for a modern building at the out- gian neurology. skirts in 1976, he urged to split the old department of neu- ropsychiatry in two new entities, so that both neurology and Compliance with ethical standards Conflict of interest The author declares that he has no conflict of inter - * Michel Van Zandijcke est. email@example.com Department of Neurology, AZ Sint-Jan, Brugge, Belgium Vol.:(0123456789) 1 3
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