The Family of Dutch scientist/micro-surgeon, Johan van Dongen, and the writers of the unique and famous health blog, “Secrets Of HIV-Aids and Ebola Facts Journal,” with great sadness, wish to announce the death of Dongen, a husband, father, and one of our colleagues, who made an impression on everyone.
For more than two years battling against cancer, the former professor at the Maastricht University, passed away on June 20th at the Hospice in Mechelen. This has been very hard for his relatives and close friends.
We have lost a great man whose love for humanity made him an enemy in the corrupt scientific world. The fact that he lived by the truth, suffered for the truth, and died by holding on to the truth, he shall always be remembered by good friends and readers that have cherished his work.
He is gone, but his place will not remain desolate, we shall continue the task of providing true, genuine health articles to his memory and legacy. His request to continue the good work shall continue until the time we shall also depart to have eternal rest.
I give thanks to all our readers around the globe for the support you gave us to make this unique blog special among others today. His full biography can be read below.
Professor Johan van Dongen was born on May 15, 1946, to a family in the southern part of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, during one of the coldest days in that time of the year. His father was a salesman who deals in second-hand clothes.
In 1964, skilled and experienced Johan was appointed as a chief in charge of a poultry annex butchery shop for four years at the age of seventeen. The skills at the latter place impressed his boss, who advised him to become a surgeon.
In 1969, at the age of 23, Johan was appointed as a laboratory animal keeper at the Department of General Surgery in the basements of the Dijkzigt Hospital in Rotterdam, part of the Erasmus University. Because of his experience with dead animals and as a butcher he knew a lot about the anatomy of animals.
From 1969 to 1976, he studied the professions of Laboratory Animal Keeper and Animal Technology at the University of Leiden The Netherlands, and graduated in 1973. From May 1972 to 1976, Johan studied Experimental Microsurgery at the Erasmus University Rotterdam the Netherlands, and graduated in May 1976.
He was a lecturer at the University of Maastricht for a number of years. After his retirement, it was a good experience to meet him whereby he gave the initial conception of this great health blog.
“Johan van Dongen was a strong and humanistic person, an independent thinking scientist. He contributed enormously to the fight against the spreading of AIDS/HIV.” – Dr. Wolff Geisler (One of the writers of this health blog.)
He was 75.
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