Oskar Fischer, University of Texas at San Antonio (image) University of Texas at San Antonio Share Print E-Mail Caption Oskar Fischer (1876-1942) was a Jewish pioneer in neuroscience who studied dementia at the same time as Alois Alzheimer. In 1907, he published on 12 patients with senile plaques and tangles, the same year that Alzheimer published on one patient with early onset Alzheimer's. Credit (Public Domain) Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.