Koplik, Henry

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KOPLIK, HENRY

KOPLIK, HENRY (1858–1927), U.S. pediatrician. Koplik, who was born in New York, became assistant professor of pediatrics at Bellevue Medical College as well as consulting physician to other New York hospitals. Koplik is known as the discoverer of the diagnostic spots of measles, known as "Koplik's spots," which are bluish-white spots surrounded by red areas found inside the mouth. He founded the first milk depot in the United States which supplied pasteurized milk free of charge to the needy. He wrote Diseases of Infancy and Childhood (1902) and was the author of several other publications on pediatrics.

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