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March 1945

Medico-Legal Blood Group Determination.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1945;75(3):213. doi:10.1001/archinte.1945.00210270070012

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Abstract

This compact volume will serve as a useful introduction to the subject with which it deals. Its contents are well organized and clearly presented. There is an adequate discussion of the theoretic background of the A, B and O and the M and N blood groups and the laws of inheritance of these factors.

A slide technic of grouping and typing is described which seems a little cumbersome in comparison to the use of test tubes, which many writers have found preferable, particularly for M and N typing. A brief history of the legal status of the tests for blood groups is included, and a report by the Select Committee of the House of Lords on the Bastardy (blood tests) Bill, which was under discussion before the war. This report will provide useful information to those interested in introducing such legislation in this country.

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