German physician; born Sept. 8, 1866, at Stallupönen, East Prussia. He attended the Kneiphof Gymnasium at Königsberg, Prussia, and later the university in that city, graduating as doctor of medicine in 1892. Joining the staff of the university medical hospital as junior assistant in the same year, he became in 1894 first assistant. He held this position until 1899, when he resigned owing to his increasing private practise. In 1897 he was appointed lecturer in the university. Askanazy has contributed several essays to the medical journals on the examination of patients for accident insurance, clinical diagnostics, etc.