Austrian laryngologist; born at Nagy-Kanizsa, Hungary, April 10, 1835; died at Vienna May 2, 1893. Educated at the University of Vienna (M.D. 1860), he became assistant at the general hospital (Allgemeines Krankenhaus) under Oppolzer and received the "venia legendi" in 1866. In 1878 he was made titular professor, and in 1880 was appointed assistant professor of laryngoscopy. From 1888 he had charge of the general dispensary. Schnitzler founded, with P. Markbreiter, in 1860, the "Wiener Medizinische Presse," of which paper he was editor until 1886.
Of Schnitzler's many works, treating especially of diseases of the throat and larynx, may be mentioned: "Die Pneumatische Behandlung der Lungen- und Herzkrankheiten," 2d ed., Vienna, 1877; "Ueber Laryngoskopie und Rhinoskopie und Ihre Anwendung in der Aerztlichen Praxis," ib. 1879; "Ueber Lungensyphilis und Ihr Verhältniss zur Lungenschwindsucht," ib. 1880.
- Pagel, Biog. Lex.