Dr Alexander Oscar Gettler

Dr Alexander Oscar Gettler

Birth
Poland
Death 4 Aug 1968 (aged 84)
Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA
Plot Section 38, Plot 213, Grave #1
Memorial ID 51001220 · View Source
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ALBERT O. GETTLER

FAMOUS FOR FORENSIC MEDICINE

Husband of ALICE GETTLER

Father of JOSEPH GETTLER

Read 'THE POISONER'S HANDBOOK" "MURDER and the Birth of FORENSIC MEDICINE in JAZZ AGE NEW YORK" for a most interesting story of ALBERT G. GETTLER's many accomplishments in his lifetime.

ALEXANDER O. GETTLER remained New York City's chief toxicologist until January 1, 1959, retiring at the age of seventy-five. On the day he left office, he estimated that he'd analyzed more than 100,000 bodies.

He published a libary's worth of papers which till today are considered teaching material.

Born in Galicia, Poland on August 13, 1883 Gettler was born Jewish[8] in Galicia, Poland, a part of the Empire of Austria-Hungary in 1883. As Oscar Gettler, aged seven, he emigrated to the U.S. with his father, Joseph Gettler, and sister, Elise, on board the Red Star Line steamer, Westernland, which arrived at the Port of New York on May 6, 1891; they settled in Brooklyn, where he was raised. He studied at the City College of New York and in 1912 received his PhD in Biochemistry from Columbia University. Prior to his employment with OCME he worked as a clinical chemist at the Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan and taught Biochemistry at the New York University School of Medicine. He married Alice Gorman in 1912.




REST IN PEACE DEAR MAN


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  • Added: 12 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51001220
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Alexander Oscar Gettler (13 Aug 1883–4 Aug 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51001220, citing Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by A Friend (contributor 46855853) .