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Alexander S. Wiener


Who is Alexander S. Wiener?

Alexander S. Wiener: Alexander Solomon Wiener, a lifelong resident of New York City, was recognized internationally for his contributions to medicine. He was an outstanding leader in the fields of forensic medicine, serology, and immunogenetics. His pioneer work led to discovery of the Rh factor in 1937, along with Dr. Karl Landsteiner, and subsequently to the development of exchange transfusion methods that saved the lives of countless infants with hemolytic disease of the newborn. He received a Lasker Award for his achievement in 1946.

  • also known as Alexander Wiener
  • born on (108 years ago) in Brooklyn
  • nationality: United States of America
  • education: Cornell University
  • profession: Scientist
  • Marriage with Gertrude Rodman
  • died on (39 years ago)
  • award: - Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award (Joint award for the discovery of the Rh factor and its significance as a cause of maternal, prenatal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.), with Philip Levine & Karl Landsteiner

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Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Comparative Law (1991)

by K. Zweigert, K. Drobnig

Alexander S. Wiener, one of America's foremost blood typing experts (and co- discoverer of the Rh-Hr blood types) would calculate probabilities solely in terms of adding together the cumulative probability of arriving at an exclusion by ...

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