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    • n Wassermann a blood test to detect syphilis; a complement fixation test is used to detect antibodies to the syphilis organism treponema; a positive reaction indicates the presence of antibodies and therefore syphilis infection
    • n Wassermann German bacteriologist who developed a diagnostic test for syphilis (1866-1925)
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In literature:

He had not returned to Wassermann Brothers.
"True Stories of Crime From the District Attorney's Office" by Arthur Train
AUGUST VON WASSERMANN, Professor of Medicine, Berlin.
"New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1" by Various
In a syphilitic, least of all, is a single negative Wassermann test proof that his syphilis has left him.
"The Third Great Plague" by John H. Stokes
Imagine estimating philosophers by their chest expansions, their blood pressures, their Wassermann reactions!
"Damn!" by Henry Louis Mencken
Physical signs negative; Wassermann negative; blood and urinary analysis negative.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
One, two or more Wassermann tests should be made to settle the question definitely.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
The theory that marriages should be made in the laboratory; the Wassermann test for love.
"A Book of Burlesques" by H. L. Mencken
A negative Wassermann reaction does not necessarily exclude a diagnosis of brain syphilis.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Many critics regard Wassermann as the pioneer of a new epic style.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
"The Ivory Gate, a new edition" by Walter Besant

In news:

Theravance, Inc (Nasdaq:THRX) and Alfa Wassermann S.p.A.
Rudolf Ernst Wassermann , age 87, formerly of Rockford and Maple Lake, died Monday, March 23, 2009, at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo.
He was born June 13, 1921, in Schermen, Germany, the son of Erich and Frieda Margenberg Wassermann .
Mickey Rourke thanked Queens resident Bettina Wassermann for sending him a necklace with a picture of his deceased chihuahua, Loki.
Technion students Eyal Cohen, Tomer Wassermann, Matan Orian and Dvir Dukhan tackle the challenge of lighting the menorah in classic Rube Goldberg fashion using helium balloons, dominos, nitroglycerine, a robot.

In science:

The universal C ∗ -algebra, C ∗(F2 ), generated by two unitaries is separable and non-exact (see Wassermann [43, Corollary 3.7]).
A simple C*-algebra with a finite and an infinite projection
Wassermann, Exact C ∗ -algebras and related topics, Lecture Notes Series, vol. 19, Seoul National University, Research Institute of Mathematics, Global Analysis Research Center, Seoul, Korea, 1994.
A simple C*-algebra with a finite and an infinite projection
Wassermann, Exact C*-algebras and related topics, Seoul National University Lecture Notes Series 19 (1994). E.
Random matrices, free probability and the invariant subspace problem relative to a von Neumann Algebra
The next result is due to Wassermann [Wa, §III.6].
Kerov's central limit theorem for the Plancherel measure on Young diagrams
Wassermann, Automorphic actions of compact groups on operator algebras, Thesis, University of Pennsylvania (1981). H. S.
Kerov's central limit theorem for the Plancherel measure on Young diagrams