Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Schweitzer (*February 7, 1928 - †July 20, 2007)

Kaiser, Helmut


To the very last day of his active and fulfilling life, Schweitzer has dedicated his forces to palaeobotanical research, entrusting to colleagues, summoned to his hospital bed, an uncompleted manuscript on the lower Devonian floras of the Rhineland, among them Dr. Stephan Schultka, who as a student of Prof. Dr. Werner Remy, belongs to a group of palaeobotanists with opposing views on these floras. Good science was Schweitzer's top priority, a virtue that could not be left to small-minded pettiness.