Jan Jánský (30 March 1873 in Prague,Czech Republic - 8 September 1921 in Černošice) was a neurologist and psychiatrist. He was the the first to divide human blood into the four types (A, B, AB, 0) of the AB0 blood group system. His discovery saved millions of lives.
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World war I[change | change source]
He served as a doctor for 2 years on the front lines. After suffering a heart attack in 1916, he was dismissed from the army. After that he was in charge of the department of Neurology and Forensic Psychiatry at the Central Military Hospital in Prague.
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- "Jan Jansky". The Czech Republic. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
- John Malam, A Brief Illustrated History of Science (North Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 2017), p. 28
- Peter D'Adamo; Catherine Whitney, Eat Right 4 Your Type (New York: Riverhead Books, 2002), p. 21
- The Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses (Batten Disease), Second Edition, eds. Sara Mole; Ruth Williams; Hans Goebel (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), p. 12