Landsteiner, Karl


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Landsteiner, Karl

(1868–1943) Austrian pathologist who spent a lifetime working on human blood groups. In 1901 he found that all humans could be divided into one of four ABO BLOOD GROUPS. In 1928 he and Philip Levine discovered another set of blood antigens which came to be called the MN group and in 1940 Landsteiner and Weiner found the Rhesus factor (see RHESUS BLOOD GROUP), important in haemolytic disease of the newborn (see RHESUS HAEMOLYTIC ANAEMIA).

Landsteiner,

Karl, Austrian-U.S. pathologist and Nobel laureate, 1868-1943.
Donath-Landsteiner cold autoantibody - see under Donath
Donath-Landsteiner phenomenon - see under Donath
Landsteiner-Donath test