Bókai, János (1) (John) (Pest, 19 April 1858 - Budapest, 6 June 1937) – Pediatrician. He received his Medical Degree in 1880; from 1883 became Chief-of-Staff of the Stefánia Children’s Hospital, Budapest; from 1907 to 1929, he was Professor at the Medical School of the University of Budapest. He made pediatrics compulsory examination for medical students. He introduced the incubation method and serum treatment for healing diphtheria. He established the interdependency between varicella (chicken-pox) and herpes zoster (shingles) illnesses. He helped establish the pathology of poliomyelitis (Heine-Medin disease, infantile paralysis). He wrote an excellent pediatric textbook (1912). He was a member of the Editorial Committee for the German medical journal Jahrbuch für Kinderheilkunde (Yearbook of Pediatrics). He was a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1923). – B: 0931, T: 7103.