Kalman Laszlo Keczkes von GanozBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3315 (Published 14 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3315
- Shernaz Walton
We remember Kalman Laszlo Keczkes von Ganoz as an exceptional physician—a kind, courteous, and generous man who enjoyed the company of his family, colleagues, and friends.
Kalman Keczkes was born in Budapest in 1932 into a Hungarian aristocratic family. He was proud of his heritage and would often speak of the different life he led growing up in 1930s Hungary.
He was a strong Catholic from a young age at a time when religious views were not tolerated in communist countries. In 1948, at the age of 16, he was expelled from every school in Hungary because he would not denounce his religion.
However, this did not deter him. Fortunately, his father was a leading physicist and he …