Schick's test

Schick's test
Schick test, Schick's test /shik(s) test/
noun
A test for susceptibility to diphtheria, made by injecting the skin with a measured amount of diphtheria toxin
ORIGIN: Bela Schick (1877–1967), US paediatrician

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