Famous Polish Scientists

Ludwik Hirszfeld

(1884 – 1954) surgeon, serologist, bacteriologist, epidemiologist, and immunologist who together with E. van Dungern laid the foundation for the science of blood groups naming them — 0, A, B, and AB — and who also discovered the causes for serological conflicts and the principles of blood type hereditability. He established the Polish Bacteriological Society, and through his research contributed to the creation of cytoserology that focuses on the examination of cellular antigenic properties.