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Austrian physician, medical author, and dramatist; born at Karolinenthal, near Prague, Bohemia, Oct. 15, 1859. He studied medicine at the universities of Prague and Vienna (M.D., Prague, 1883). The same year he joined the hospital corps of the Austrian army; and at present (1905) he holds the position of regimental surgeon ("Regimentsarzt,"). He is also chief physician at the first Army Hospital, Vienna. In 1890 he became privatdocent and in 1904 assistant professor at the University of Vienna.

Pick has contributed many essays to the medical journals, among which may be mentioned: "Zur Lehre von den Atembewegungen der Emphysematiker," in "Prager Medizinische Wochenschrift." 1883, No. 17; "Beiträge zur Pathologie und Therapie der Herzneurosen," ib. 1884, No. 44; "Der Respiratorische Gaswechsel Gesunder und Erkrankten Lungen," in "Zeitschrift für Klinische Medizin," Berlin, xvi.; "Ueber das Bewegliche Herz," in "Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift," 1889; "Zur Frage der Hepatogenen Dyspepsic," ib. 1903. He is also the author of "Vorlesungen über Magen- und Darmkrankheiten," Vienna, 1895. Aside from these medical works, Pick is the author of two small farces, "Briefsteller für Liebende" and "Lord Beefsteak."

Bibliography:
  • Eisenberg, Das Geistige Wien, i. 409, ii. 372-373, Vienna, 1893;
  • Pagel, Biog. Lex.
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