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The motive and theme of this work is the puzzle that has existed since blood groups were first observed. What are they for and why do we have them? The data collected here illustrate the complexity of the puzzle and provide many hints towards solving it and toward understanding the place of polymorphisms in human natural selection. Many specific associations that are of great interest to physicians may provide clues to underlying pathophysiology. One of the first and now classic associations was that discovered by the late surgeon Ian Aird and his colleagues between carcinoma of stomach and blood group
Blood Groups and Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. ;91:806–807. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-91-5-806_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;91(5):806-807.
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