Karl Landsteiner, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Karl Landsteiner

Austrian biologist, physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

Date of Birth: 14-Jun-1868

Place of Birth: Vienna, Austria

Date of Death: 26-Jun-1943

Profession: physician, professor, physicist, biologist, physiologist, hematologist, pathologist, immunologist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Karl Landsteiner

  • Karl Landsteiner, , (14 June 1868 – 26 June 1943) was an Austrian biologist, physician, and immunologist.
  • He distinguished the main blood groups in 1900, having developed the modern system of classification of blood groups from his identification of the presence of agglutinins in the blood, and identified, with Alexander S.
  • Wiener, the Rhesus factor, in 1937, thus enabling physicians to transfuse blood without endangering the patient's life.
  • With Constantin Levaditi and Erwin Popper, he discovered the polio virus in 1909.
  • He received the Aronson Prize in 1926.
  • In 1930, he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
  • He was posthumously awarded the Lasker Award in 1946, and has been described as the father of transfusion medicine.

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