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June 26, 1954

An Rh-Hr Syllabus: The Types and Their Applications.

JAMA. 1954;155(9):871. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690270067037

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This is a companion volume to the monograph entitled "Rh-Hr Blood Types." It contains definitions and descriptions of a large number of items relating to the Rh factor and its various applications. The subjects treated include fundamentals, Rh antibodies, serology and genetics of the Rh-Hr types, erythroblastosis fetalis, blood transfusion, autosensitization, anthropological aspects, and medicolegal applications. There is a well-organized index. The author presents a succinct summary of his views on the subject, to which he has devoted his entire scientific career and in which he is a recognized authority. Some of the views are one-sided and are not shared by many writers. They include, among others, Wiener's conception of the inheritance of Rh factors and his ideas about so-called conglutinins. Wiener has been championing his views with great vehemence and tenacity for many years, and it is only natural to have included them in this monograph, which can be

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