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Re: Fascinating letter and useful links

Posted By: Peter D'Adamo
Date: March 03, 1997 at 19:49:02

In Response To: Blood Group Snippets (David Vale)

Dear David,

Fascinating post. I suppose the individual you are referring to is the "paleoserologist" AE Mourant, who in addition to a mammoth work ("Blood Types and Disease"), also wrote a rather interesting smaller book ("Blood Relations", Oxford Press, 1983) which was devoted almost exclusively to anthropology and blood type.

While unaware of the higher concentrations of type B in riverine British communities, the P1 connection to helminthiasis was something I was looking into 4-5 years ago. Indeed, I did find that individuals who were P1 negative seemed to be a bit more allergically prone. This, and other interesting tidbits, such as link between the Kell system and granulomatous disease, did not get into the book, as unlike Japanese society, most Americans don't even know their ABO type let alone many of these minor, though fascinating, secondary blood types.

Thank you for leaving the links to other blood type sites. I urge other visitors to take advantage of them to further their awareness and understanding. I'm hoping that Symbolistics will be the answer to the many posts and E-mails that I get looking for a simple home ABO testing kit.

Peter D'Adamo

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  • Blood Group Snippets
    David Vale -- Monday, 3 March 1997, at 7:49 p.m.
    • Re: Fascinating letter and useful links
      Peter D'Adamo -- Monday, 3 March 1997, at 7:49 p.m.

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