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Controlling Blood Clotting

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

 
 
Controlling Blood Clotting Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 1, 2012
1. Controlling Blood Clotting Marker
Inscription. Through the misfortune of a Wisconsin farmer, biochemist Karl Paul Link and his University of Wisconsin associates were handed the keys to discovery of anticlotting factors. Farmer Ed Carlson in February 1933 brought to Link sweet clover hay that he thought might be involved in the death of his cattle from uncontrollable bleeding. Link and students isolated and identified dicumarol as the anticlotting agent in the spoiled hay. Link, and biochemists Mark Stahmann and M. Ikawa, then syndicated comparable compounds including Warfarin, which is widely used to treat thrombosis and other clotting disorders. It also proved to be a highly effective rodenticide.

This marker is made possible by a grant from the UW Foundation
 
Erected 2001 by the UW Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the University of Wisconsin marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.42′ N, 89° 24.674′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of University Avenue and Babcock Drive, on the right when traveling west on University Avenue. Click for map. The marker is at the southwest corner of the Biochemistry Building on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Marker
Controlling Blood Clotting Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 1, 2012
2. Controlling Blood Clotting Marker
This is the corner of the Biochemistry Building at the intersection of University Avenue and Babcock Drive, with the marker just to the left of the corner.
is at or near this postal address: 420 Henry Mall, Madison WI 53706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eliminating Pellagra (a few steps from this marker); First Chemical Synthesis of a Gene (within shouting distance of this marker); Discovery of Vitamins A and B (within shouting distance of this marker); Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneering Bacterial Genetics (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneering Human Genetics (about 300 feet away); Vitamin D Production Ends Rickets (about 400 feet away); Genetically Superior Crops (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of a series commemorating the sesquicentennial of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
 
Categories. AgricultureAnimalsEducationScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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