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Karl Landsteiner

Discoverer of the modern system of blood group classification and the Rhesus factor

Karl Landsteiner in his laboratory at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (Rockefeller University). New York, 1930

Born in the Lower Austrian town of Baden, south of Vienna, the biologist and physician Karl Landsteiner is a key figure in the history of medicine. His outstanding contributions to medical science include the classification of human blood types into the three principal groups of A, B and O in 1901, as well as the joint discovery of the Rhesus factor with Alexander Wiener in 1940. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1930 in recognition of his work.

Karl Landsteiner’s blood group classification system was the key to advances such as blood transfusions, improved surgical techniques, paternity tests and the identification of blood stains in the field of forensic medicine.

Events

  1. 18 Jan

    Master and More - Bildungsmesse München

    18. January 2019, 09:00 - 16:00
    MVG Museum München, Ständlerstr. 20, D-81549 München
  2. 09 Feb

    Horizon Stuttgart

    09. February 2019, 10:00 - 10. February 2019, 16:00
    Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Mercedesstraße 69, D-70372 Stuttgart
  3. 22 Feb

    Einstieg Hamburg

    22. February 2019, 09:00 - 23. February 2019, 16:00
    Messe Hamburg / Halle B6 (Eingang Süd)