Gustav Alexander

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Gustav Alexander (1873 – 12 April 1932) was an Austrian otolaryngologist remembered for describing Alexander's law.[1] He was the director of the Department of Otology of the Wiener Allgemeine Poliklinik from 1917 until his death.[2] He was the father of Leo Alexander.[3]

He was assassinated on the street between his home and the Poliklinik by Johann Sokoup, a Czechoslovakian former patient who had tried to assassinate him 22 years earlier.[4]


  1. ^ Jeffcoat B, Shelukhin A, Fong A, Mustain W, Zhou W (July 2008). "Alexander's Law revisited". J. Neurophysiol. 100 (1): 154–9. doi:10.1152/jn.00055.2008. PMID 18450584. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  2. ^ British Medical Journal Aug 13 1932, page 334.
  3. ^ Nuremberg Medical Trials at the Howard Gottlieb Archival Research Center.
  4. ^ The Laryngoscope 42; 5: 404-409.