Definition of Karl Landsteiner

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

Exact synonyms: Landsteiner
Generic synonyms: Diagnostician, Pathologist

Medical Definition of Karl Landsteiner

1. This native of Vienna in 1900 discovered iso-agglutinins in human blood and then showed that blood had specific groups, which was responsible for the safety of giving blood transfusions. With Alexander Weiner, he discovered the Rh factor in human blood. Along with Poppen he proved that poliomyelitis could be transmitted to subhuman primates by intraspinal injection. From 1892 to 1943 Landsteiner published 346 scientific articles. In 1930, he became a winner of the Nobel Prize. Lived: 1868-1943. (15 Nov 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Karl Landsteiner

Karl-Marx Stadt
Karl Adolf Eichmann
Karl Adolph Verner
Karl Alex Muller
Karl Augustus Menninger
Karl Baedeker
Karl Barth
Karl Czerny
Karl Friedrich Gauss
Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von Munchhausen
Karl Gauss
Karl Gjellerup
Karl Gunnar Myrdal
Karl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
Karl Jaspers
Karl Landsteiner (current term)
Karl Linne
Karl Marx
Karl Menninger
Karl Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt
Karl Scheele
Karl Theodor Jaspers
Karl Waldemar Ziegler
Karl Wernicke
Karl Wilhelm Scheele
Karl Wilhelm Siemens
Karl von Clausewitz
Karl von Frisch

Literary usage of Karl Landsteiner

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the Fifteenth International Congress on Hygiene and (1913)
"Sanitary Measures against Poliomyelitis, by Privat-Docent Dr. Karl Landsteiner, kk Universitat, Vienna, Austria, and Dr. Simon Flexner, ..."

2. Contrasts in Scientific Style: Research Groups in the Chemical and by Joseph S. Fruton (1990)
"After receiving his degree in Vienna, Karl Landsteiner spent the following three years (1891-1894) in several organic-chemical laboratories. ..."

3. Folklore by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1893)
"... von Karl Landsteiner, inf. Propst in Nikolsburg. Ren : Heinrich Kirsch, 1892. Tradizioni popolari Albanesi. T. Luciani. Capodistria : Tipografia Cobol ..."

4. Emil Von Behring: Infectious Disease, Immunology, Serum Therapy by Derek S. Linton (2005)
"... former rival Hans Buchner as well as the Viennese hygienist Max von Gruber and such emerging critics of Ehrlich as Karl Landsteiner and Jules Bordet, ..."

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