Alexander Tietze

Alexander Tietze (1864 - 1927)

Alexander Tietze (1864 – 1927) was a German surgeon.


  • Born 6 February 1864 Liebenau, Neumark
  • 1887 – MD from University of Breslau (University of Wrocław)
  • 1888-1895 – Surgical assistant under Jan Mikulicz-Radecki (1850-1905)
  • 1896 – Gained habilitation, principle surgeon at Allerheiligen-Hospital
  • Died 19 March 1927 Breslau

Medical Eponyms

Tietze syndrome (1921)

Idiopathic benign inflammation of one or more of the costal cartilages

Major Publications


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the person behind the name

Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM with a passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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