Schick test, 1915

Schick test, 1915

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Caption: Schick test. Doctor performing a Schick test on a young patient. This test, invented between 1910 and 1911, determines if an individual is susceptible to diphtheria. Diphtheria is a contagious bacterial infection of the upper respiratory tract. If the skin becomes inflamed where a small amount of diphtheria toxin was injected, the patient is highly susceptible to diphtheria. The test was pioneered by Bela Schick (1877-1967) who coordinated a five-year campaign that virtually eliminated diphtheria. Photographed in 1915.

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