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Friedel J. Pick

Born 1867
Died 1926

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Czech-Austrian physician, born September 26, 1867, Prague; died April 7, 1926, Prague.

Biography of Friedel J. Pick

Friedel Pick studied in Prague and Heidelberg, obtaining his doctorate in 1890. Following a brief stay with Carl Weigert (1845-1904) in Frankfurt, he was for two years assistant with Hans Chiari (1851-1916), then 6 years first assistant in the German medical clinic in Prague under Alfred Pribram (1841-1912). He was habilitated for internal medicine as Privatdozent in 1895, and in 1909 became ausserordentlicher Professor and head of the newly founded laryngological institute at the German university.

Pick also taught medical history, a field which occupied him intensely during his last years, in particular the history of the University of Prague.

One of his patients was the author Franz Kafka (1883-1924).

Pick in 1897 described a new thermaestesiometer.

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