Kurt Huldschinsky

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Kurt Huldschinsky (* 1883 in Berlin; † 15 December 1940 in Alexandria, Egypt) was a German Pediatrician. In the winter of 1918/1919 he demonstrated how rickets could be treated with Ultra-violet lamps. At that time perhaps half of all German children suffered from rickets. It was already understood that this was caused by Calcium deficiency. [1]

As Huldschinsky was Jewish in 1934 he needed to flee Germany so emigrated to Egypt. There he continued his profession work and published further articles. It was there in Alexandria he died on 15 December 1940 after a minor operation. [2]



  1. ^ 10 inventions that owe their success to World War One, BBC (13 April 2014)
  2. ^ American Jewish Yearbook 43, S. 368, 1941/42