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Karl Landsteiner and the discovery of blood groups

Safia Benaissa Mostganem, Algeria   Karl Landsteiner (1868–1943), Austrian pathologist, hematologist and serologist; discoverer of the blood groups. Albert Hilscher. circa 1910. Accessed via Wikimedia Commons Karl Landsteiner was the Austrian scientist who recognized that humans had different blood groups and made it possible for physicians to transfuse blood safely. He entered medical school at […]

The last picture show

Katherine White Rockville, Maryland   Highway 567, junction, near Taos, Taos, New Mexico. Photo by John Margolies. 2003. Public domain through Library of Congress. It was a cold December morning, the second day of the 2018 Hot Topics in Neonatology Conference in Washington, DC. Around 800 people trickled into the vast hotel ballroom, with its […]

Retired Hurt

J.M.S. Pearce United Kingdom Poet’s statement: Lines on retirement written years ago in a transient mood of reflection, not depression.   Retired hurt1 What is this life with time to spare, There’s too much time to stand and stare. No breakfast rushed, no traffic race No bureaucrat’s unsmiling face. No prim grey suit worn everyday, […]