Vojtech Alexander

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Vojtech Alexander
Born(1857-05-31)31 May 1857
Died15 January 1916(1916-01-15) (aged 58)
Alma materUniversity of Budapest
Known forradioactivity, tuberculosis
Scientific career
Fieldsphysics, chemistry
InstitutionsUniversity of Budapest

Vojtech Alexander (Slovak), Alexander Béla (Hungarian) (May 31, 1857, Késmárk (today Kežmarok, Slovakia) – January 15, 1916, Budapest) was an Austro-Hungarian radiologist of Slovak ethnicity,[1] one of the most influential radiologists in the world.

He was the first university lecturer on radiology in the Kingdom of Hungary. Among his many achievements, he described the development of tuberculosis. He was the owner of the first X-ray apparatus in Slovakia and wrote poems in Slovak.


  1. ^ Ferencová, E (1998). "[Vojtech Alexander, the first Slovak radiologist]". Sb Lek. 99 (4): 633. PMID 10803315.