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Eugene Jussek, MD
Encino, Ca, USA

View Dr. Jussek's interview about his book "Reaching For The Oversoul" on a Dublin TV show

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Dr.Eugene ( Eugen) Jussek was born in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, and earned his Medical Degree at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt. Against the Nazi regime, he was forced to leave an institution of higher learning. Later he served in Russia during the war. He specialized in internal medicine, General Medicine and Psychosomatics in the Jung tradition. Dr. Jussek supplemented his training with post graduate work at different hospitals in the United States, including Bellevue Medical Center in New York and Margarete Hague Maternity Hospital in Jersey City, finally settling in California, where he became a renowned and internationally acclaimed physician. Dr.Jussek also served as a Company Physician for Lufthansa German Airlines for approximately 30 yrs.

Dr. Jussek considers mind body and soul as a whole and frequently used hypnosis as an adjunctive form of therapy.

Dr. Jussek is associated with Providence St Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank, California. He closed his private practice in 1998 and lives in Encino, California. In addition to his private practice, which included the alternative healing methods of acupuncture and hypnosis, Dr. Jussek has been a consultant to the German Consulate on medical matters, particularly to patients who were Holocaust survivors. On account of this activity he was recommended by the Orthodox Jewish Rabbinate of America to Chancellor Kohl to receive the Bundesverdienstkreuz. This recommendation was forwarded in 1985 to the German Consulate General in Los Angeles, CA. Dr Jussek ultimately did receive the Cross of the Order of Merit on Ribbon in 2009. Dr Jussek also served as a Physician for Lufthansa Airlines for 30 years.

Dr. Jussek is an internationally renowned expert on Cell Therapy. His medical research project included nascent research in Cell Therapy which was recognized in scientific presentations by the Pan American Medical Congress in Mexico City in 1960 and again in Miami Florida in 1965. He was the first medical doctor ever to present this groundbreaking topic to the United States. A milestone was the first ever review of early European Cell Therapy papers in an American Journal presented in 1970 with his associate, Dr. Arno Roscher, an acclaimed pathologist. Dr. Jussek co-authored with Dr. Roscher a seminal paper "Critical Review of Contemporary Cellular Therapy (Cell Therapy) which was published in the prestigious American Journal of Gerontology, edited at that time by Dr. Birren, Professor and Chair of Gerontology at the University of Southern California School of Medicine (Journal of Gerontology, 1970, vol 25 No 2 pages 119 - 125, E. Jussek, MD and A.A. Roscher MD. in 1970). This highly influential paper described for the first time in an American medical journal the birth of cell therapy in Europe in the 1930's and outlined the use of embryonal cells for therapeutic transplantation in many different animal models as well as patients with very diverse diseases. Tobias Raabe, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Genetics, writes: "The relatively recent discovery of human embryonic stem cells in 1998 has refocused attention to this paper because it allows re-interpretation of the earlier research: Human embryonic stem cells are the only cell type that can give rise to all types of fetal and adult stem cells. Fetal and adult stem cells in turn are precursors to all terminally differentiated cells of the body. It is now clear that the embryonal cells' described in Dr. Jusseks and Dr. Roschers review are in fact a mixture of fetal and early adult stem cells that have the capacity to integrate into many different types of injured tissues and organs.

Collectively, these early and initially controversial studies can now be considered the precursor to today's regenerative medicine: They have shown for the first time that therapeutic transplantation of embryo - derived cells (called initially 'embryonal cells') can improve outcome for an exceptionally wide variety of diseases. In fact, these ground breaking papers documented the first successful use of stem cells for therapeutic transplantation. Therefore, these early studies generate a high degree of confidence that modern regenerative medicine, which is based on the use of human embryonic stem cells (hESC) as well as the very recently discovered induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), will ultimately be successful."