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  • 1 2nd Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2 MEDI-GYN Health Service, Budapest, Hungary
  • 3 Petz Aladár County Hospital, Győr, Hungary
  • 4 National Institute of Oncology, Budapest, Hungary
  • 5 Üllői út 78/A, H-1082, Budapest, Hungary
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There is probably nobody in Hungary who does not know the name of József Béres; however, only a few will be aware what powerful commitment and perseverance lay behind his results. József Béres has acquired ever lasting merit in Hungarian trace element research and his fair and decent life that always radiated deep humanity is an example not only for those involved in scientifi c research or in the healing professions but also for those who “simply” would like to draw strength for the struggles of everyday life. The unwavering perseverance of the modestly dressed man who gained his knowledge by hard diligence as well as the honest desire to help those in need is a quality József Béres had; thus, his life is exemplary for all of us. When researching this brief essay, I relied primarily on biographical and other data associated with his research that had been generously provided by his family.