Vale Professor Hugo Partsch

By Maree O’Connor, Physiotherapist

It is with great sadness that the lymphology community heard of the passing of Professor Hugo Partsch. The founder of the International Compression Club and mentor to all of us died peacefully at home on the 26th of January.

I first met Hugo at the International Lymphoedema Framework Conference in Brighton UK in March 2010. This is where he introduced me to the International Compression Club (ICC) and invited me to their conference after the ILF conference. He was so generous with his time and knowledge and it didn’t matter how basic the question was he was more than happy to share his thoughts on it.

He was a man well ahead of his time and the Lymphology world took many years to catch up with him especially, in the area of static stiffness which has changed our views on all aspects of compression. Hugo was always searching for the next advancement and when new products were developed he was always excited to investigate them.

He made immense contributions to advancing knowledge and practice in many fields and leaves behind a legacy that will live forever. Even in death, his contribution will continue as he has
donated his body to the Anatomical Institute of Vienna.

The president of the ICC, Giovanni Mosti, wrote an article remembering Hugo that has been published in Veins and Lymphatics, which you can access here

The International Compression Club has created a condolences page and we invite you to share your memories and read others.

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