Dr. Bela Schick was a Hungarian-born American pediatrician. He discovered a cure for diptheria. The Schick test is given to every newborn. He joined the Medicine Faculty of the University of Vienna where he remained until 1923 when he came to the U.S. His discovery of a test for susceptibility to diphtheria ("the Schick test") made him world famous. Schick made important studies on scarlet fever, tuberculosis, and the nutrition for infants.