Ludwig Pick

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Ludwig Pick (1868–1944)

Professor Ludwig Pick (August 31, 1868 – February 3, 1944) was a German pathologist born in Landsberg an der Warthe.

In 1893 he earned his medical doctorate in Leipzig, and subsequently practiced medicine at Leopold Landau's private Frauenklinik, where he remained until 1906. That same year he became director of the department of pathological anatomy at the city hospital Friedrichshain-Berlin. Later on, he was imprisoned by the Nazis, and died on February 3, 1944, at the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp.

Ludwig Pick made several contributions to academic pathology, particularly in the field of genitourinary diseases, and also in the study of melanotic pigmentation. In 1912 he coined the term pheochromocytoma to describe the chromaffin color change in tumor cells associated with adrenal medullary tumors.[1][2]

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Selected works[edit]

  • Über das elastische Gewebe in der normalen und pathologisch veränderten Gebärmutter, 1900 – On elastic tissue in the normal and pathologically altered uterus.
  • Die Weltanschauung Des Judentums, 1912 – The world view of Judaism.
  • Die Skelettform-ossuäre Form des Morbus Gaucher, 1927 – The skeletal form in regards to Gaucher's disease.
  • Der Paratyphus, 1928 – The paratyphoid.[4]


  1. ^ Medscape Pheochromocytoma Imaging
  2. ^ Pheochromocytoma Support Page Early History of Pheochromocytoma
  3. ^ Google Books Immunology & Serology in Laboratory Medicine5 by Mary Louise Turgeon
  4. ^ WorldCat Search (published works)