In Memoriam Dietrich Hoffmann

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Dietrich Hoffmann passed away on April 20, 2011, at his home in Larchmont, New York. He had suffered from Parkinson's disease for more than 20 years. With Dietrich Hoffmann's death the tobacco community lost one of its most prominent scientists, who was familiar with all areas of tobacco research. His work guided and influenced a whole generation of scientists working in the tobacco industry, universities, regulatory agencies, national governments or international organizations, such as the World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). It is an obligation of honor for the authors M. Kunze, H. Klus, and the editors of BeiträgezurTabakforschung International publish a short tribute in memory of Dietrich Hoffmann.

1. Biekert, E., D. Hoffmann, and L. Enslein: Über 1,4-Oxazine. IV. Kondensation von 1, 2-Amino-alkoholen mit a-Ketocarbonsäure-estern zu 5. 6-Dihydro-1. 4-oxazinonen-(2); Chem. Ber. 94 (1961) 2778-2785.

2. Biekert, E., D. Hoffmann, and F. J. Meyer: Über 1. 4-Oxazine. I. Darstellung kondensierter 1. 4-Oxazinone-(2) durch Umsetzung von o-Aminophenolen mit a-Ketoestern; Chem. Ber. 94 (1961) 1664-1675.

3. Biekert, E., D. Hoffmann, and F. J. Meyer: Über 1. 4-Oxazine. II. Überführung der 1. 4-Benzoxazinone-(2) in Phenmorpholone-(2) und N-substituierte Aminoalko-hole; Chem. Ber. 94 (1961) 1676-1682.

4. Wynder, E. L. and E. A. Graham: Tobacco smoking as a possible etiologic factor in bronchiogenic carcinoma: a study of 684 proved cases; J. Am. Med. Assoc. 143 (1950) 329–336.

5. Smoking and Health. Report of the Advisory Commit-tee to the Surgeon General of the Public Health Ser-vice. U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; Washington, D. C. (1964); Publication 1103.

6. Wynder, E. L. and D. Hoffmann: A study of tobacco carcinogenesis, VII. The role of higher polycylic hydrocarbons; Cancer 12 (1959) 1079–1086.

7. Rathkamp, D., D. Chao, and D. Hoffmann: Analytical studies on nonvolatile N-nitrosamines in cigarette smoke; 27th Tobacco Chemists’ Research Conference, Winston Salem, NC, 1973, No. 26.

8. Hoffmann, D., S. S. Hecht, R. M. Ornaf, and E. L. Wynder: [Chemical Studies on Tobacco Smoke. XXX.] N '-Nitrosonornicotine in tobacco; Science 186 (1974) 265–267.

9. Brunnemann, K. D. and D. Hoffmann: Chemical Studies on Tobacco Smoke, LXIX. Assessment of the carcinogenic N-nitrosodiethanolamine in tobacco products and tobacco smoke; Carcinogenesis 2 (1981) 1123–1127.

10. Hilfrich, J., I. Schmeltz, and D. Hoffmann: [A study of tobacco carcinogenesis, XVII.] Effects of N-nitroso-diethanolamine and 1,1-diethanolhydrazine in Syrian golden hamsters; Cancer Lett. 4 (1978) 55–60.

11. Rodgman, A: Dr Dietrich Hoffmann, Recipient of the 2004 Tobacco Science Research Conference Lifetime Achievement Award; Beitr. Tabakforsch. Int. 21 (2005) 254–257.

12. Brunnemann, K. D. and D. Hoffmann: [Chemical Studies on Tobacco Smoke, XC.] Decreased concentrations of N-nitrosodiethanolamine and of N-nitrosomor-pholine in commercial tobacco products; J. Agric. Food Chem. 39 (1991) 207–208.

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