Frigyes Korányi (physician)

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Frigyes Korányi
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Born (1828-12-20)20 December 1828
Nagykálló, Hungary
Died 13 May 1913(1913-05-13) (aged 84)
Budapest, Hungary
Nationality  Hungarian
Fields Medicine
Institutions Budapest University
Known for Korányi's sign

Baron Frigyes Korányi de Tolcsva (Kornfeld; Nagykálló, 20 December 1828 – Budapest, 13 May 1913) was a Hungarian physician specializing in internal medicine, especially pulmonary medicine. The Korányi's sign is named after him.

He was the father of Frigyes Korányi, Jr., a Hungarian politician and Minister of Finance, and of the physician Sándor Korányi. The family was originally named Kornfeldt and was Jewish, but in connection and actively participating in, the nationalistic Hungarian Revolution of 1848, the whole family changed name to Korányi and converted to Roman Catholicism.


  • Fred Ashley White (2009). Physical Signs in Medicine and Surgery: An Atlas of Rare, Lost and Forgotten Physical Signs. Museum Press Books. p. 139. ISBN 978-1-4415-0828-7. 

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