WILLIAM WASHINGTON GRAVES, M.D., F.A.C.P.
This content is PDF only. Please click on the PDF icon to access.
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. 1934;8:747–751. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-6-747
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(6):747-751.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2019 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use