IT GIVES me the greatest pleasure to announce that the American Pediatric Society has selected Dr. Bela Schick to receive the John Howland medal and award.
The Society offers this tribute to one of the greatest of pediatricians. The accomplishments of Bela Schick need no enumeration for this audience; no portion of the field of pediatrics has not been lighted by his genius. I shall, therefore, only touch upon a few phases of the career of this great scientist and pediatrician.
Bela Schick received his medical degree from Karl Franz University, at Graz, in 1900, when he was 23 years old. After a period of six months in the Austro-Hungarian Army, he returned to Graz, where he became a voluntary assistant in the clinic of Professor Escherich. From the first, he was considered a very exceptional physician by all his associates. Professor Escherich valued him most highly, and Schick was
HODES HL. PRESENTATION OF THE JOHN HOWLAND MEDAL AND AWARD OF THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY TO DR. BELA SCHICK: At the Sixty-Fourth Annual Meeting, May 3, 1954, Buck Hill Falls, Pa. AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;89(2):246–254. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.02050110288020
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