Austrian physician; born at Presburg, Hungary, Aug. 14, 1842; M.D., Vienna, 1863. For many years assistant to L. Politzer in Vienna, he became his successor as chief of the First Children's Hospital in 1881. In 1885 he became privat-docent, in 1891 assistant professor in paidology at the Vienna University. Kassowitz has written many essays for the medical journals and is editor of the "Beiträge zur Kinderheilkunde aus dem Ersten Oeffentlichen Kinderkrankeninstitute zu Wien." Among his works may be mentioned: "Die Normale Ossification und die Erkrankungen des Knochensystems bei Rachitis," etc., Vienna, 1881-85; "Die Symptome der Rachitis," Leipsic, 1886; "Vorlesungen über Kinderkrankheiten im Alter der Zahnung," Vienna, 1892; "Allgemeine Biologie," ib. 1899.
- Pagel, Biog. Lex. s.v.