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Honoring Karl Landsteiner

Karl Landsteiner

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1930

Physician - Anatomic Pathologist, Father of Immunology. ABO Blood Groups, Rh Typing. Paroxysmal Haemoglobinuria. Polio. Spirochaetes. Chemistry into service of serology. Meticulous observation, description, understanding in many fields.

Rigorously demanding of himself. Energetic. By nature somewhat pessimistic, preferred to live away from people.
Characteristic of him - died pipette in hand.

Honoring Karl Landsteiner

Landsteiner Warm Springs

Landsteiner bronze bust at Warm Springs. Author: Henry Lytton Cobbold, Source: Wikimedia Commons

Karl Landsteiner Penning

Author: Robert Prummel at Dutch Wikipedia. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Karl Landsteiner Bank Note

Karl Landsteiner - obverse of a 1,000-schilling bank note, Austria, 1997. Author: Österreichische Nationalbank. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Karl Landsteiner Bank Note

Karl Landsteiner working in his lab in Vienna - reverse of a 1,000-schilling bank note, Austria, 1997.

Karl Landsteiner Plaque

Memorial plaque, Karl Landsteiner, Hindenburgdamm 30, Berlin-Lichterfelde, Germany. Author: OTFW, Berlin. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Karl Landsteiner
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Name: Karl Landsteiner
Birth: 14 June 1868, Vienna, Austrian Empire (now Austria)
Death: 26 June 1943, New York, NY, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, New York, NY, USA
Prize motivation: "for his discovery of human blood groups"
Field: Hematology
Prize share: 1/1
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Honoring Karl Landsteiner
Patents: Landsteiner has not patented his discoveries