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February 5, 1955

The Distribution of the Human Blood Groups

JAMA. 1955;157(6):555. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950230069045

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This book is written primarily for the general scientific reader, but the wealth of material and the excellent presentation make it valuable to the research worker. In considering the A-B-O groups, the Rh type, M, N, and S factors, and newly described groups, several chapters discuss the genetic features and others the geographical distribution. There are discussions on the blood grouping of bone and tissue specimens; the blood groups of animals and their relation to man; the method of calculation of gene frequencies; and the methods of collection, preservation, and transportation of samples for blood grouping. The distribution of blood groups is shown graphically in nine maps, and a large section is devoted to tables of blood group frequency in different parts of the world and among different ethnic groups. There is an index of topographic bibliography, one for zoological material, and the general index to the text. The tremendous

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