1959 Dr. Karl Landsteiner Bronze Medal Blood Transfusion Dutch Red Cross
Dr. Karl Landsteiner (1868-1943) was an Austrian immunologist and pathologist who made significant contributions to the field of medicine, particularly in the area of blood typing and transfusion medicine. He is best known for his discovery of human blood groups and the development of the ABO system, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1930. Obverse: Prof. dr. Dr. Karl Landsteiner with a circle. Obverse legend: PROF. DR. KARL LANDSTEINER Reverse: pelican with flying wings on nest with 3 young ones. Top left a cross. Reverse legend: BLOEDTRANSFUSIEDIENST HET NEDERLANDSCHE ROODE KRUIS SANGUINE SANGUINEM SANANTI Edge: plain Country: Netherlands Year: 1959 Metal: Bronze Weight ±: 21 g. Diameter ±: 40 mm Authenticity unconditionally guaranteed!