WILLIAM WASHINGTON GRAVES, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The purpose of this note is to point out hitherto unrecognized possibilities of blood-group investigations in relation to problems of human constitution.
In 1901, K. Landsteiner1 found that blood-group formation is physiological, independent of pathological processes. This epoch-making discovery, together with the findings of E. von Dungern and L. Hirszfeld,2 showing that groups A and B are transmitted as dominants, stimulated much additional research on the problems of serology, heredity, anthropology, paternity and constitution. The distribution of blood groups (O, A, B and AB) has been investigated in man, apes, monkeys, other mammals and in fowls, and they have been
GRAVES WW. A NOTE ON THE POSSIBLE RELATION OF BLOOD GROUPS TO AGE AND LONGEVITY1. Ann Intern Med. ;8:747–751. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-6-747
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