Alexander S. Wiener

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1907 – 1976

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Who was 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.

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Born
Mar 16, 1907
Brooklyn
Also known as
  • Alexander Wiener
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Cornell University
Lived in
  • New York City
Died
Nov 7, 1976

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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