[Gérard Abraham van Rijnberk, editor-in-chief of the Dutch Journal of Medicine 1913-1946].
Gérard Abraham van Rijnberk (1875-1953), a professor of physiology, was the longest-reigning editor-in-chief in the history of The Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde (Dutch Journal of Medicine). During his 33 years in office the Journal and the Vereniging Nederland-sch Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde (Dutch Journal of Medicine Society) prospered. Van Rijnberk started the historical library of the Society. World War II ended the long-standing connection with the Nederlandsche Maatschappij tot bevordering der Geneeskunst (NMG; The Dutch Medical Association). The NMG was closed down by the German occupier, but Van Rijnberk pursued publication of the Journal, which led to accusations of collaboration. After the war, the Journal continued independently of Medisch Contact, the journal of the NMG.