A. S. WIENER; I. B. WEXLER
The situation with which the student of blood grouping is confronted today is incomparably more complex than that which existed 25 years ago. Yet, even when only the four blood groups were known, the facts were not entirely clear, and a controversy raged among workers in the field regarding the mechanism of heredity and a suitable method of designating the blood groups.1 The genetic controversy was settled when Bernstein's theory of inheritance of the blood groups by multiple allelic genes was adopted as scientifically correct. Bernstein's theory has survived to the present time and is applied daily in medicolegal cases
WIENER AS, WEXLER IB. THE Rh-Hr TYPES; A COMPLEX PROBLEM IN SEROLOGY, GENETICS, AND NOMENCLATURE. Ann Intern Med. ;45:725–729. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-4-725
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(4):725-729.
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