to the Adolf Lorenz Society's website, whose objective
is to conserve and maintain Prof. Dr. Adolf Lorenz' surgery rooms as an
original museum and memorial place.
Privy councillor Prof. Dr. Adolf Lorenz, founder of the German Society of
Orthopaedics, lived, worked and researched in Vienna. The surgery where
he examined and treated patients from all over the world at the turn of
the 20th Century has been kept in its original state. This is
due to a rare stroke of luck that his oldest son Albert Lorenz, also an
orthopaedist, retained the rooms as they were and his widow Helga Lorenz
then placed the surgery to the Society's disposal.
In 1993 the Adolf Lorenz Society had a relief designed by the sculptor Prof.
Rudolf Friedl mounted next to the portal of Rathausstrasse 21 in memory
of Adolf and Albert Lorenz, which was financed by donations.
In 1997 the commemorative publication
was written by Dr. Norbert Steingress.
1854-1946, Stages of a long-lived personality"
Since then many foreign visitors have visited the museum
and memorial. Meetings have been held there and tours have also been made.
The resources have been added to by a wide selection of books, which were
placed at the Society's disposal by Prof. Dr. Lorenz Böhler and which
include all the relevant German and English works from 1889.
In 2009 the 10th EFORT - Orthopaedic Congress is being held in
the Austria Centre in Vienna from 3rd - 6th June.
For this very important deadline for orthopaedic science, the Adolf-Lorenz-Society
aims to make the Lorenz memorial in the Rathausstrasse 21 tasteful for the
congress participants with a virtual tour and to then greet them personally
in the Lorenz Memorial during the Congress.
We have to thank the supporting members for the conservation of the Adolf
Lorenz memorial and most of all Dr. Norbert Steingress, who is the initiator
and adviser of the Adolf and Albert Lorenz Memorial.
o.Univ.Prof. Dr. Rainer KOTZ
Chairman of the Adolf-Lorenz-Society (1992 - 2009)