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George Frederick Dick | Inducted between 1920 and 1941

Updated: Jul 3

American physician and bacteriologist best known for his work with scarlet fever.

1881-1967 | Artist: Ernest Sigmund Klempner (1867-1941)





Impact & Accomplishments


Dr. George Dick was professor of clinical medicine at the University of Chicago, where, along with his wife, Dr. Gladys Henry Dick, he isolated the causative bacterium for scarlet fever and developed the toxin to immunize against the disease.


The couple also developed the skin test to determine susceptibility to scarlet fever. The Dicks were nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1925, but it was not awarded that year.


They did receive the University of Edinburgh Cameron Prize in 1933.


Did You Know?


Dr. Dick was born in Ft. Wayne, IN.



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