William Landau

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William Milton Landau (October 10, 1924[1] – November 2, 2017) was a professor of neurology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.[2] It was within his specialty of stroke and movement disorders that he gained eponymous recognition for the Landau–Kleffner syndrome.[2][3]

Landau died November 2, 2017, of natural causes at his home in University City, Missouri. He was 93.[4]

Works published[edit]

  • Landau WM, Jaffe AS, Wetzel RD. Benefits vs the harms of automated external defibrillator use. JAMA. 2006 Jun 28;295(24):2849-50; author reply 2850. PMID 16804150
  • Landau WM. Pain therapy outdated. Mo Med. 2006 Jan-Feb;103(1):42. PMID 16579303
  • Nelson DA, Landau WM. Intrathecal methylprednisolone for postherpetic neuralgia. N Engl J Med 2001; Mar 29;344(13):1019; discussion 1021-2
  • Landau WM. Is cholesterol a risk factor for stroke? Cholesterol-NO. Arch Neuro 1999; 56:1521-1524
  • Landau WM. "Hypertonus Spasticity, Rigidity" and "Babinski's Reflex, Sign of". Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Edited by George Adelman, Barry H. Smith, Elsevier Science BV, 1999
  • Landau WM. Clinical Neuromythology and Other Arguments and Essays, Pertinent and Impertinent, Futura Publishing Company, Inc,. Armonk, NY, 1998


  1. ^ U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
  2. ^ a b "William M. Landau". Washington University School of Medicine, department of Neurology.
  3. ^ Landau, W., & Kleffner, F. (1957). Syndrome of acquired aphasia with convulsive disorder in children. Neurology, 7, 523-530.
  4. ^ Bernhard, Blythe (2017-11-02). "Dr. William Landau, former chief neurologist at Washington University, dies at 93". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 2017-11-03.