a test to determine immunity to diphtheria, made by injecting dilute diphtheria toxin
into the skin: if an area of inflammation
results, the patient
is not immune
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Word origin of 'Schick test'after Béla Schick (1877-1967), U.S. pediatrician, born in Hungary, who devised it