Anonymous asked in HealthOther - Health · 8 months ago

Are "agrarian" and "Bavarian" the real reasons behind bloodtype letters A and B? Never heard it, just in some diet articles. Origin of why?

It's called that if it is?

2 Answers

  • 8 months ago

    There is a German connection here, but not as you listed. Viz:

    "It was not until the year 1900, when Karl Landsteiner at the University of Vienna, discovered why some blood transfusions were successful while others could be deadly. Landsteiner discovered the ABO blood group system by mixing the red cells and serum of each of his staff. He demonstrated that the serum of some people agglutinated the red cells of other. From these early experiments, he identified three types, called A, B and C (C was later to be re-named O for the German “Ohne”, meaning “without”, or “Zero”, “null” in English). The fourth less frequent blood group AB, was discovered a year later. In 1930, Landsteiner received the Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine for his work"

  • 8 months ago

    Just because they rhyme and start with the letters "a" and "b" doesn't mean that they have anything whatsoever to do with blood types.  That's absurd.

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