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Bischoff-Altenstern, Ignaz Edler von
Ignaz Edler von Bischoff-Altenstern, lithograph
Bischoff-Altenstern, Ignaz Edler von, b. Kremsmünster (Upper Austria), Aug. 14, 1784, d. Vienna, July 15, 1850, physician, university professor in Prague and Vienna, major general in the medical corps of the Austrian army; as a result of his efforts the cowpox vaccination became known in Austria.