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Physician , immunohematologist.

Alexander S. Wiener, American physician, immunohematologist.


Wiener, Alexander S. was born on March 16, 1907 in Brooklyn. Son of George and Mollie (Zuckerman) Wiener.


Bachelor of Arts, Cornell Univercity, 1926. Doctor of Medicine State University New York, 1930. Doctor honoris causa, U. Toulouse (France), 1969.


Intern Jewish Hospital, Brooklyn, 1930-1932. Practice medicine, Brooklyn. Head blood transfusion div.

Brooklyn Jewish Hospital, 1932-1976, attending immunohematologist, 1952-1976. Clinical pathologist, director Wiener Laboratory 1935-1976. Serologist Office Chief Medical Examiner, member department forensic medicine New York University Medical School, 1938-1976, adjunct associate professor, 1960-1968, professor, 1968-1976.

Instrumental in passage New York blood test bills for disputed paternity cases, 1935, New York bills to compel blood tests in assault and homicide cases, 1952.


  • Other Work

    • Editorial bds. Nouvelle Revue Francaise d’Hematologie, Acta Genet, Medica et Gemellol., Transfusion, Haematologia (Budapest), Journal Forensic Science, Laboratory Digest. Author: Blood Groups and Transfusion, 3d edit., 1943, 62. The Rh-Hr Blood Types, 1954.

      Rh-Hr Syllabus, 2d edition., 1962. Heredity of the Blood Groups, 1958. Advances in Blood Grouping, 1961, Volume 2, 1965, Volume 3, 1970.

      Contributor articles technical journals.


Fellow American Society Clinical Pathologists, American Academy Forensic Science, American Medical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American College of Physicians, New York Academy Sciences, New York Academy of Medicine, College American Pathologists, International Society Hematology, American Association Physical Anthropology, Royal College Physicians. Member American Society Human Genetics, Kings County Medical Society, American Association Immunologists, American Association Blood Banks, Blood Banks Association New York, Society Study Blood (organizer, 1st president 1945), Mystery Writers American (honorary), Academy des Sciences, Inscriptions et Belle Lattres (Toulouse, France), Deutsche Academy der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur gerichtliche und soziale Medizin (honorary), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa Associates, Alpha Omega Alpha.


Married Gertrude Rodman, June 15, 1932. Children: Jane Helen (Mistress.

George Wiener

Mollie (Zuckerman) Wiener

Gertrude Rodman

Jane Helen (Mrs Wiener