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    Karl Landsteiner


    Karl Landsteiner, ForMemRS, was an Austrian biologist and physician. He is noted for having 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 having 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... (wikipedia)

    • Died On 6/26/1943

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