Arnold Pick

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Arnold Pick
Arnold Pick (1851-1924).JPG
Born (1851-07-20)20 July 1851
Groß Meseritsch, Austrian Empire
Died 4 April 1924(1924-04-04) (aged 72)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Cause of death Sepsis
Nationality Czech
Medical career
Profession Doctor
Field Psychiatry
Institutions the German University

Arnold Pick (20 July 1851 – 4 April 1924) was a Jewish Czech neurologist and psychiatrist. He is known for identifying the clinical syndrome of Pick's disease and the Pick bodies that are characteristic of the disorder. He was the first to name reduplicative paramnesia. He was the second to use the term dementia praecox (in 1891).[1] Pick trained in Berlin with Carl Friedrich Otto Westphal and later worked the later infamous asylum of Wehnen.[2] Pick headed the Prague neuropathological school and one of the school's members was Oskar Fischer.[3] This school was one of the two neuropathological schools (the other one was in Munich where Alois Alzheimer worked) in the Europe at that time framed Alzheimer disease through empirical discoveries.[4]


  1. ^ Ueber primäre chronische Demenz (so. Dementia praecox) im jugendlichen Alter. Prager medicinische Wochenschrift, 16, 312—15, 1891
  2. ^ Pearce, JMS (2003). "Pick’s disease". J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 74: 169. doi:10.1136/jnnp.74.2.169. 
  3. ^ Scott Brady; George Siegel; R. Wayne Albers; Donald Price (7 December 2011). Basic Neurochemistry: Principles of Molecular, Cellular, and Medical Neurobiology. Academic Press. pp. 829–. ISBN 978-0-08-095901-6. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Annemarie Goldstein Jutel (7 April 2011). Putting a Name to It: Diagnosis in Contemporary Society. JHU Press. p. 92. ISBN 978-1-4214-0067-9. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 

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