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QUESTION: Pursuant to you answer regarding the anthropology sources you've used to build your theory, a naturopath on another website, attacks your sources, specifically Mourant. He argues that he "has read some bad anthropology, but this was especially bad." What is your response? PS: lost 25 pounds on O diet since January, so I could care less about whether this doctor disagrees with you or not. Keep up the good work!
ANSWER: First understand that this gentleman is a proponent of his own way of eating, so he is not impartial. Since the recommended blood type diets sometimes recommend high protein, he has a problem with that. Personally I find his opinion of Mourant disturbing.
Mourant, Dr. A.E. MA, D Phil, DM, MRCP
Serological Population Genetics Lab, St. Bartholomews, Fellow 1957, 1977
Director, Serological Population Genetics Laboratory.
Medical Officer, Galton Lab, Serum Unit, Cambridge 1945-46;
Director, Blood Group Reference Lab, Ministry of Health and MRC 1946-65;
Honorary. Senior Lecturer in Haematology, St. Bartholomews Hosp. Med. Coll. 1965-77
Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, Chelsea Bridge Rd. 1957;
Society for Study of Human Biology (Vice President 1960-63);
Human Biology Council 1987
1954 The Distribution of Human Blood Groups
1958 The ABO Blood Groups, Comprehensive Tables and Maps of World Distribution
1959 "Human blood groups and natural selection", Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, v. 24, p. 57
1963 Man and Cattle. (ed. jointly)
1978 Blood Groups and Diseases
1983 Blood Relations: Blood Groups and Anthropology
All of Mourant's works were published through Oxford Unversity or Cambridge University Press. I have no link to Mourant, other than that he is a reference source of mine, but to question his pedigree is just silly.