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Robert F. Schilling (1919-2014)

Robert Schilling, MD

Robert Schilling, MD, was best known for his research on vitamin B-12. His work on urine radioactivity testing for vitamin B-12 absorption ultimately led to the "Schilling test," which helps determine if a patient has pernicious anemia or one of several other causes of malabsorption of vitamin B-12. Dr. Schilling received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and post-doctoral training at Philadelphia General Hospital, Boston City Hospital, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital. Most of his professional career was at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where he was a professor emeritus.