Klaus Hermann Betke (1914–2011) 600

Klaus Hermann Betke (1914–2011) was a German paediatrician

Betke and Enno Kleihauer (1927–2017) described a simple test for the quantitative detection of foetal erythrocytes in the maternal blood in 1957…the Kleihauer-Betke test

  • Born on October 30, 1914 in München
  • 1961–1967 head of the university department of paediatrics at Tübingen
  • 1967–1983 head of the university department of paediatrics at München
  • Died June 26, 2011 in Gräfelfing

Medical Eponyms
Kleihauer–Betke Test (1957)

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BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Emergency physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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