Sigmund Fraenkel

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Sigmund Fraenkel or Sigmund Fränkel (22 May 1868, in Krakau – 7 June 1939, in Geneva) was a Polish-born chemist who lived and worked in Austria, and is notable for being the head of the Ludwig-Spiegler-Stiftung in Vienna from 1904 and his work in the field of Physiological chemistry, notably on the chemistry of the thyroid gland.[1][2] He studied at the University of Vienna under Ernst Ludwig (1842-1915) and Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke, in Prague under Karl Hugo Huppert (1832-1904) and in Freiburg im Breisgau.[3] In 1892 he obtained his doctorate in medicine in Vienna, and in 1896 he was Private Tutor in Medicinal chemistry.[4]



  1. ^ Hubert Richardson (1905). The thyroid and parathyroid glands. Blakiston's. p. 56. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  2. ^ A. S. Travis (31 October 1998). Determinants in the Evolution of the European Chemical Industry, 1900-1939: New Technologies, Political Frameworks, Markets and Companies. Springer. pp. 268–. ISBN 978-0-7923-4890-0. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Mario Thevis (13 December 2010). Mass Spectrometry in Sports Drug Testing: Characterization of Prohibited Substances and Doping Control Analytical Assays. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 4–. ISBN 978-1-118-03514-6. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Full text of "The Thyroid and parathyroid glands"". Retrieved 2013-05-23.