A Medical and Anthropological Challenge Proceedings of the First Convention of the Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica Bonn, September 25–28, 1985

  • Jean Brihaye
  • Fritz Loew
  • H. W. Pia
Conference proceedings

Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplementum book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Somatic Aspects of Pain

  3. Psychological, Theological and Anthropological Aspects of Pain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Hans Werner Pia
      Pages 99-100
    3. Anita Violon
      Pages 101-104
    4. Anita Violon
      Pages 111-113
    5. N. Peter Levinson
      Pages 129-131
    6. Mohamed Al-Jeilani
      Pages 132-135
    7. Sunil Kumar Krishnalal Pandya
      Pages 136-146
    8. Wei-Ming Tu
      Pages 147-151
    9. Keiji Sano
      Pages 152-153
    10. Ernst Kern
      Pages 165-181
    11. Asoke K. Bagchi
      Pages 182-184
  4. Inauguration of the Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Hans Werner Pia
      Pages 191-193
    3. Franz Böckle
      Pages 194-195
    4. Antonie M. Luyendijk-Elshout
      Pages 196-199

About these proceedings


The First Convention of the Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica was devoted to one of the main problems not only of medicine in general and especially of neurosurgery but also of theology and anthropology. Many of these aspects have been discussed. Experts in the fields of biological and neurosciences, representatives of different religions and philosophers have contributed to a better un­ derstanding of the somatic aspects of pain and its medical treatment and of its religious, cultural, and philosophical interpretations and interactions. It really was a unique event to bring together scientists and physicians, priests, theologians and philosophers, make them give reviews of their fields and have them discussing the many facets of pain and suffering. To achieve such a difficult goal was mainly the achievement of the late Hans Werner Pia, the first President of the Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica and organizer of this Convention. Because the Convention is inseparably related to the Inauguration of the Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica the speeches and lectures given on this occasion and dealing with the aim of the Academia, the founding of Academies in history and with the anthropological challenge of pain are also published in this Supplement Volume of Acta Neurochirurgica. The Convention and the Inauguration of the Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica are a fitting memorial to the personality of Hans Werner Pia. Its proceedings are dedicated to him.


anesthesiology neurology neuropharmacology neurosurgery pain pharmacology psychology surgery treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Brihaye
    • 1
  • Fritz Loew
    • 2
  • H. W. Pia
  1. 1.Clinique NeurochirurgicaleBruxellesBelgium
  2. 2.Neurochirurgische UniversitätsklinikHomburg/SaarFederal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-7457-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-6975-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-1419
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