Historical Landmarks in NPD Research

Niemann-Pick Disease (NPD) includes a group of inherited diseases: Types A, B, and C. The name Niemann-Pick derives from two German pediatricians: Albert Niemann, the first doctor to identify the Type A form of the disease in 1914, and Ludwick Pick, who first identified the Type B form of the disease in 1927.

The following represents historical landmarks in research of Niemann-Pick disease, Type A and Type B.