Was born in Vienna on 6 November 1857. He graduated with a doctorate from the University of Vienna on 7 December 1881. He was already active as a demonstrator at the Institute of Pathology during his studies.
He taught his students to document in detail all seemingly unimportant incidental findings. He placed particular emphasis on the pathological detection of poison, the pathology of sudden death and electropathology. He left the criminalistic side of the field, working with the courts and holding lectures for lawyers, to his first assistant Albin Haberda. In 1916, he took up the Chair for Pathological Anatomy.
Die Blutversorgung des Globus pallidus
Die pathologischen Beckenformen
Über den plötzlichen Tod aus natürlicher Ursache
Publisher of the 9th edition of Hofmann’s textbook.