ABO blood groups fully described in 1909 after his original discovery in 1901 allowing blood transfusion to work (see review ). He also discovered dark field illumination for the spirochaete and made major contributions to understanding of poliomyelitis and paroxysmal haemoglobinuria.
- ↑ Landsteiner K. Über Agglutinationserscheinungen normalen menschlichen Blutes. Wiener klinische Wochenschrift, 1901, 14: 1132-1134.
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