From 1950 to 1953 Dr. med. Bricklayer at the University Dermatology Clinic in Bonn. There he has his crucial key experience. The young doctor experiences how patients suffering from acute eczema suffer from the fact that they are not allowed to wash themselves. Washes with water or the usual soap additionally irritate the diseased skin, so that there is an absolute ban on washing. This ban on washing makes the situation unbearable for patients and caregivers and drives skin sufferers to suicide attempts.
His own research on the skin as well as studies from America say Dr. med. Maurer that there must be a skin-friendly alternative to soap. The absence of the head of the clinic benefits Dr. med. Maurer and the senior doctor make a first attempt at washing with a soap-free cleaning agent. The medical success and relief from the patients show that his guess was correct. The eczema-affected skin of the patients survived the bath irritably and is more receptive to further therapies than before. This experiment against the will of the head of the clinic has serious consequences for the two doctors. The senior doctor is dismissed, Dr. med. Mason transferred. This ends the young doctor’s dream of a university career. Even when he switched to industry,