On Agglutination of Normal Human Blood

  title={On Agglutination of Normal Human Blood},
  author={Karl Landsteiner},
It is appropriate to dedicate the first issue of TRANSFUSION to the man who laid the foundations for this field of science. 1961 is the diamond jubilee of the publication of the description of “the so-called Landsteiner reaction” in the Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift (14: 1132, 1901). T h e translation which follows was prepared through the courtesy of Professor A. I,. Kappus, Chairman of the Department of Microbiology at the Marquette University School of Medicine. Dr. Kappus made every eflort… 

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Although Eisenberg attacks my report in his paper, and at the same time confirms i t in regard to the blood of patients
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