Bernd was a rare individual and an academic giant.
Bernd had a deliciously naughty sense of humor and --with 24 indexed articles already in print this year-- I can just see him looking down on us, giggling, and saying, "Bill, take notice; publishing and perishing are not mutually exclusive."
I will certainly miss him.
William L. Lanier, M.D
Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Rochester, Minnesota USA