Printer Friendly

Abnormal hemoglobins in human populations. (Repr. 1967).


Abnormal hemoglobins in human populations. (Repr. 1967)

Livingstone, Frank B.



470 pages




In order to test the postulation by geneticists and clinicians that certain hereditary blood diseases might protect unaffected carriers against malaria, Livingstone (late, biological anthropology, U. of Michigan) spent a decade tabulating the global frequencies of these hereditary diseases and explained them in the context of local biological and cultural histories. Though many of his numbers, assumptions, theories, and conclusions have been revised and corrected over the four decades since he published, his results remain important for demonstrating that the allele frequencies in question are clinal, are correlated with malaria, and involve multiple genetic loci and multiple alleles. The 1967 edition was a volume in Aldine's series Perspectives on the Biology of Man. There is no index.

([c]2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

COPYRIGHT 2009 Book News, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2009 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:SciTech Book News
Article Type:Book review
Date:Dec 1, 2009
Previous Article:Botanical medicine for women's health.
Next Article:Cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy; a clinical manual, 2d ed.

Related Articles
Beta thalassemia short program.
Nursing Health Assessment: a Critical Thinking, Case Studies Approach.
Walkaway screening.
Interference of hemoglobin D in hemoglobin [A.sub.2] measurement by cation-exchange HPLC.
Clinical application of capillary isoelectric focusing on fused silica capillary for determination of hemoglobin variants.
Ameliorating mental disability; questioning retardation. (Repr. 1967).

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters