b. Linz (Upper Austria), June 19, 1904, d. Vienna, Nov. 8, 2000; physician, specialist in internal medicine, from 1945 professor at the University of Vienna (1964/65 rector); head of the Poliklinik hospital, 1946-1975 head of the II. Department of Internal Medicine at Vienna University Hospital, president of the Rudolfinerhaus hospital in Vienna, president of the advisory body to the Minister of Health. One of Austria's most renowned 20th century physicians, whose patients included the Shah of Persia and the king of Saudi Arabia.
Works#Die Fettleibigkeit, 1939; Klin. Fortschritte, 1950; Lehrbuch der Inneren Medizin, 2 vols., 1952; Arzt zwischen den Zeiten, 1984 (autobiography).
Literature#J. Deszy (ed.), Die II. Med. Univ.-Klinik in Wien. Klinik F., 1994.