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Philipp Josef Pick

Born  1834
Died  1910

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Austrian (Bohemian) dermatologist, born October 14, 1834, Neustadt an der Mettau, Böhmen; died June 3, 1910, Prague.

Biography of Philipp Josef Pick

Philipp Josef Pick attended the university of Vienna, receiving his doctorate in 1860. He then turned to dermatology and syphilology as an assistant under Ferdinand von Hebra (1816-1880). He was habilitated at Prague in 1867, becoming ausserordentlicher Professor 1873. From 1896 to 1906 was ordinarius of dermatology – the first chair of this discipline in Austria. Pick was co-founder of the Archiv für Dermatologie und Syphilis, later Vierteljahresschrift für Dermatologie und Syphilis, now Archives of Dermatological Research, in which many of his studies appeared.

Picks most important work was on parasites of the skin. Indepedent of Heinrich Köbner (1838-1904), and shortly after him, he found the Trichophyton tonsurans in Eczema marginatum (Archiv für Dermatologie und Syphilis, 1869, 1: 61).

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