He was the son of the eminent medical philosopher, Eugene Minkowski and the psychiatrist, Françoise Minkowska. They were Polish Jewish doctors who became naturalised French citizens after WWI and settled in France. They kept up their links with their ancestral Poland.
His son is the orchestral conductor Marc Minkowski.
- Perinatal Profiles: Alexandre Minkowski, founder of "Biology of the Neonate"
- Alexandre Minkowski est mort - Article de J.-Y. Nau
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