Reuben Leon Kahn

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Reuben Leon Kahn
Born (1887-07-26)July 26, 1887
Kovno, Lithuania
Died July 22, 1979(1979-07-22) (aged 91)
Citizenship United States
Nationality Lithuania
Fields immunology
Known for test for syphilis
Notable awards Newcomb Cleveland Prize (1933)

Reuben Leon Kahn (July 26, 1887 in Kovno, Lithuania – July 22, 1979 in Miami) was an American immunologist.

He is best known for his investigations of blood reactions, like the Kahn test, an efficient test for syphilis.


  • Cobb, W M (1971), "Reuben Leon Kahn, D.Sc., LL.D., M.D., Ph.D., 1887-.", Journal of the National Medical Association (Sep 1971) 63 (5): 388–94, PMC 2608637, PMID 4941263 

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