from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Landsteiner, Karl 1868-1943. Austrian-born American pathologist. He won a 1930 Nobel Prize for the discovery of human blood groups.

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  • n. United States pathologist (born in Austria) who discovered human blood groups (1868-1943)


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  • In 1909, a year before Rous isolated his cancer-causing virus, Karl Landsteiner implicated a virus as the cause for polio.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Years later, Landsteiner and Alexander S. Weiner found another key blood group, Rh. Their work made transfusions safe.


  • A, B, AB, 0 BLOOD TYPINGIN 1901 THE Austrian Karl Landsteiner found that there are different types of blood and that mixing them often results in life-threatening hemolysis, the destruction of red blood cells.


  • In the late 1930s, Landsteiner and Wiener discovered that an antigen on rhesus monkey blood cells could also be found on some human blood cells.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • Medicine in the 1930s were of Jewish origin: Karl Landsteiner was honored in 1930 for his discovery of blood groups and Otto Loewi in 1936 for discovering acetylcholine, a chemical transmitter that slowed the heart.

    Eric R. Kandel - Autobiography

  • Or in 1940, when Landsteiner and Wiener found the Rh factor.

    A Gift From Earth

  • It has not been necessary since Landsteiner classified the primary blood types in 1900.

    A Gift From Earth

  • In the following year, i.e. 1901, Landsteiner published his discovery that in man, blood types could be classified into three groups according to their different agglutinating properties.

    Physiology or Medicine 1930 - Presentation Speech

  • Landsteiner was the starting-point of his discovery of the human blood groups.

    Physiology or Medicine 1930 - Presentation Speech

  • Thirty years ago, in 1900, in the course of his serological studies Landsteiner observed that when, under normal physiological conditions, blood serum of a human was added to normal blood of another human the red corpuscles in some cases coalesced into larger or smaller clusters.

    Physiology or Medicine 1930 - Presentation Speech


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