Born on 19th May 1921, Czeslaw graduated from the School of Medicine in Lodz and then became an assistant in the Department of Pathophysiology. Thereafter, he became senior assistant in the Department of General Pathophysiology at the School of Medicine in Warsaw. In 1953, he became the Deputy Secretary of the Committee of Medical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 1956, he became Head of the Section of Pathophysiology in the Polish Academy of Sciences, where he became Assistant and in 1959 Associate Professor. In 1964, he became Extraordinary Professor in Pathophysiology and in 1970 Ordinary Professor in Pathophysiology at the Institute of Biogenic Amines of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Lodz, where he was Chairman until 1991. In 1971, he organised a Histamine Satellite Meeting in Lodz, which was the first informal meeting that provided the foundation for our Society. He has had a very active and successful research career and has published over 200 papers. He was awarded the prize of the Scientific Secretary of the Polish Academy of Sciences three times and once that of the Polish Ministry of Health. His important contributions to the development of Polish Science were recognised by the award of the Medal 25 years of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 1995, he received the Nicolaus Copernicus Medal, the highest award of the Polish Academy of Sciences, for his outstanding scientific achievements. He died on 11th July 2002.