UW Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences: Controlling Blood Clotting

© Photographed August 1, 2015
Erected April 2001 by UW Foundation
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
43° 4.42′ N, 89° 24.674′ W
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University of Wisconsin Madison
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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.
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The marker is located on the west side of the Biochemistry Building on northbound Babcock Drive, just north of its intersection with University Avenue / Campus Drive / County Highway MS, Madison, Wisconsin 53706.

NOTE: This is no parking near the marker. I parked at the parking lot at the intersection of Babcock Drive and Farm Place (behind the Babcock Hall Dairy Store), and then walked south back to the marker's location.

NOTE: Driving around and parking at the UW-Madison campus is pretty intense. Be sure to check the Google Map (above) and campus maps (below) before heading out.

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The marker is located on the UW-Madison campus.

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