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Concept: Emeritus


Emeritus Professor, University of Southampton, discusses the contribution of the British Journal of Nursing to enhancing contemporary nursing within the health service over the past quarter of a century.

Concepts: Health care, Medicine, Health, Nursing, Professor, Southampton, Emeritus


This paper examines the successive stages of the career path for psychologists who commit to spending their professional lives working in academic health centers. Key factors for success at each stage are described, as are the steps required for progressing to subsequent stages of professional development. The paper breaks new ground by including consideration of a post-retirement stage, “Professor Emeritus status.”

Concepts: University, Academia, Stage, Personal development, Professor, Scholarly method, Academic administration, Emeritus


The archetypal professor of the 20th century is a dying breed, and now ‘the Prof’ truly occupies emeritus status. This article seeks to remember the Profs with fondness and consider some of the processes that led to their extinction.

Concepts: 20th century, Professor, 20th Century Fox, Emeritus


C. Max Lang, DVM, George T. Harrell Professor Emeritus, The Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA.

Concepts: Professor, New York, Pennsylvania, Emeritus, Professor Emeritus


The concept of fetal programming was introduced by the late Prof David Barker in the 1980s based on his studies of birth weight and death from cardiovascular disease in adult life in the UK. (1) Although this hypothesis was met with criticism, it was accepted in the mid-1990s.(2) However, the mechanisms underlying the link between changes in growth in utero and health in adult life have been less clear. Eugenie Lumbers and Caroline McMillen are two outstanding Australian fetal physiologists who have made significant contributions to our understanding of the mechanistic links between growth as a fetus and health in adult life. These contributions were celebrated in September 2012 at the Australian Early Origins of Hypertension Workshop, a satellite to the International Society for Hypertension meeting. Forty national and international experts whose work relates to aspects of the contributions made by Eugenie and Caroline presented and some of their own work has been collected in this “Frontiers in Science” section and a Themed Issue in the Journal of the Developmental Origins of Health and Adult Disease. (3) This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Concepts: Medicine, Death, Biology, Uterus, All rights reserved, Copyright, Professor, Emeritus


Introduction: Adolf Bingel, internal medicine specialist, neurologist and psychiatrist, was a pioneer in the establishment of electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) in Germany. Thanks to his dedication, the psychiatric department of the University of Erlangen was Germany’s first clinic to offer ECT.Methods: We have analysed relevant archival material and the secondary literature.Results: As a consequence of denazification, Adolf Bingel was classified as a hanger-on by the Tribunal in Heidelberg. In 1946 the accredited German scientist moved to Houston as a “Paperclip-Boy”.Discussion: The ECT-pioneer Bingel has repeatedly been mistaken for the co-inventor of pneumo-encephalograpy, whose name was also Adolf Bingel. This confusion in names has to be corrected.Conclusion: In 1957 Bingel was awarded the title Associate Professor Emeritus by the University of Erlangen. In 1959 he became Associate Professor of Neurology/Baylor University College in Houston/Texas.

Concepts: University, Psychiatry, College, Electroconvulsive therapy, Professor, Doctorate, Titles, Emeritus