Humans cannot live without blood– but what else does blood mean to us? This year marks the 120th anniversary of the discovery by Austrian immunologist Karl Landsteiner that humans have different blood groups. In 1930 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for this. If you want to learn more about the cultural history of blood and the connections between blood types and various diseases – listen to these podcasts.
–Boel Berner, sociologist and historian, professor emerita, Linköping University (part 1)
–Gustaf Edgren, specialist physician and associate professor of epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet (part 2)
Anders Bjers and Helena Bornholm, Swedish Research Council