Reuben Leon Kahn

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Reuben Leon Kahn
Born(1887-07-26)July 26, 1887
DiedJuly 22, 1979(1979-07-22) (aged 91)
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materNew York University doctor of science in bacteriology (1916), Yale University masters degree in physiological chemistry (1913), Valparaiso University bachelors degree in medicine (1909) and honorary doctorate (1944)[1]
Known fortest for syphilis
AwardsNewcomb Cleveland Prize (1933)
Scientific career
Fieldsimmunology, especially serology

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.


  1. ^ "From the Archives". Valpo Magazine. 31 (1): 7. Fall 2014.
  • Cobb, W M (1971), "Reuben Leon Kahn, D.Sc., LL.D., M.D., Ph.D., 1887-.", Journal of the National Medical Association (published Sep 1971), 63 (5), pp. 388–94, PMC 2608637, PMID 4941263

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