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Andersen, Dorothy Hansine (15 May 1901–03 March 1963), pediatrician and pathologist, was born in Asheville, North Carolina, the only child of Hans Peter Andersen, a secretary for the YMCA, and Mary Louise Mason. Andersen’s father died in 1914, leaving her alone to care for her invalid mother. The two moved to Saint Johnsbury, Vermont, where Louise Andersen died six years later. At the age of nineteen Andersen, with no close relatives, became fully responsible for her own upbringing....

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Gradle, Henry (17 August 1855–04 April 1911), ophthalmologist and early proponent of bacteriology, was born in Friedburg, a suburb of Frankfurt-am-Main, Prussia, the son of Bernard Gradle and Rose Schottenfels Groedel. In 1859 Bernard Gradle emigrated to the United States and eventually established himself in the tobacco business in Chicago. Rose Gradle and her son moved to Darmstadt where Henry received his early education; she died in 1866 and two years later, when Henry had finished his elementary education, he joined his father in Chicago....

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Morrow, Prince Albert (19 December 1846–17 March 1913), dermatologist, syphilologist, and reformer, was born at Mount Vernon, Kentucky, the son of William Morrow, a planter, and Mary Ann Cox. Morrow attended Cumberland College and graduated from Princeton College, Kentucky, in 1864. New York University conferred a medical degree on him in 1873. Morrow continued his studies at the École de Médicine, Paris, and in London, Berlin, and Vienna. He began his practice of dermatology and syphilology in New York in 1874. That same year he married Lucy B. Slaughter of New York City. They had six children....

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Pusey, William Allen (01 December 1865–29 August 1940), physician, was born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, the son of Robert Burns Pusey, a and Bell Brown. Pusey’s childhood was idyllic in this small town. He often accompanied his father on home calls into rural Kentucky, experiences he recounted in his biography of his father, ...

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Béla Schick Applying the Schick test to school children in New York City, 1925. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-93232).

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Schick, Béla (16 July 1877–06 December 1967), pediatrician and allergist, was born in Boglar, Hungary, the son of Jacob Schick, a grain merchant, and Johanna (or Joanna) Pichler. Although the family home was in Graz, Austria, Béla was born prematurely at the Hungarian home of a maternal uncle, a physician whose care saved the infant’s life....