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Kolmer reaction

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noun Kol·mer reaction \ˈkōl-mər-\

Medical Definition of Kolmer reaction

  1. :  a complement fixation test for the diagnosis of syphilis—called also Kolmer, Kolmer test

Biographical Note for kolmer reaction

Kolmer

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John Albert

(1886–1962), American physician. Kolmer investigated the fields of bacteriology, immunology, chemotherapy, and syphilology. He developed the Kolmer test in 1922 as a modification of the Wassermann test.


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