Karl Landsteiner Research Paper

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Have you ever wondered who came up with ABO blood types? Well if you Karl Landsteiner is the answer. Karl Landsteiner was born on June 14th 1868 in Vienna, Austria. His father Leopold Landsteiner was a Doctor of Law and a journalist known well throughout Austria. Karl’s father died when Karl was six years old and he was raising by his mom Fanny Hess. After making several well-known discoveries Karl died on June 26th 1943 in New York City, New York (www.nobelprize.org). After finishing school Karl Landsteiner studied at the University of Vienna in Austria. Karl graduated in 1891 and earned a major in Medicine. Karl wanted a more diverse education in Chemistry, so for the next five years he studied in Zurich Wurzburg, and Munich.…show more content…
In 1930 Landsteiner won the Nobel Peace Prize for physiology another wise known as medicine for his major discovery of the blood types, and for making blood transfusions safer and more possible. (www.biography.com). After several successful discoveries in Vienna and in the United States Landsteiner retired from the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in 1938. After his retirement Landsteiner continued to conduct research. Just five years after his retirement in 1943 Landsteiner died of a heart attack. . (www.rockefeller.edu). At the time of his death Landsteiner was still conducting research. (www.famousscientist.org). After his death Landsteiner revived the 1946 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research award. Over 100 years later we today still use the ABO blood identification system. (www.rockefeller.edu). Karl Landsteiner was a very successful man who was honored in several ways throughout his life and still today. His discovery of the ABO blood types was an amazing one and will be for many years to come. Landsteiner made blood transfusions possible for everyone without the chance of people’s blood clumping up and in most cases dying.
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