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Author(s): Murai, É.
Title: In memoriam Vajdáné Pentz Etelka (1929-1996)
Year: 1996-1997
Volume: 29-30
Pages: 95-97.

Abstract: A grievous loss has befallen the Parasitological Research Team of the Hungarian Natural History Museum: Mrs Dr. Ernő Vajda, maiden name Etelka Pentz, died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease on 12 September 1996. She worked in the Zoological Department as a preparator and scientific assistant for almost 40 years. Thirty years of that period were devoted to parasitological work. She was a person of outstanding expertise and diligence, endowed with the best human qualities and extraordinary manual and organising skills. She left behind an enormous life-work. She had kept the inventories of the parasitic helminth collection of the Natural History Museum, derived from about 50 thousand host animals, labelled all the formalin- or alcohol-preserved and the mounted preparations using a numerical system suitable for computer processing, and maintained the data of the collection up-to-date at all times. She participated in all Hungarian expeditions organised to collect parasites from Hungarian vertebrates, and took the brunt of the work of dissecting, preserving and administering material derived from abroad. She had been member of the Hungarian Society of Parasitologists since 1968, and actively took part in editing the journal Parasitologica Hungarica and organising the Society’s programmes. We shall keep her in our memory as a dearly beloved colleague.

Journal: Parasitologia Hungarica
Journal abbreviation:
ISSN: 0303-688X
Publisher: Magyar Parazitológusok Társasága, Budapest
Editor(s): K. Murai, É., Thoma, A., Gubányi, A. & Tajti, T. Zs.