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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).


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....