SIDNEY PELL, Ph.D.; C. A. D'ALONZO, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ALLAN J. FLEMING, M.D.
The relationship of the ABO blood groups to various diseases has received increasing attention of late. Thus, Aird et al.1 report that "the frequency of blood group A is greater and the frequency of blood group O less in patients suffering from cancer of the stomach than in the general population of the locality in which they live." Blood group O has been reported to be strikingly high, and the other three blood groups increasingly low, in patients suffering from peptic ulcer.2 Studies have revealed an inverse relationship between the frequencies of blood groups O and A in patients with
PELL S, D'ALONZO CA, FLEMING AJ. A STUDY OF THE RELATION OF THE ABO BLOOD GROUPS TO PEPTIC ULCERATION AND HYPERTENSION1. Ann Intern Med. 1957;46:1024–1030. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-6-1024
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(6):1024-1030.
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