Blood groups and diseases. A study of associations of diseases with blood groups and other polymorphisms

Blood groups and diseases. A study of associations of diseases with blood groups and other polymorphisms

BOOK 651 NEWS Pithecanthropus erectas of Java-G. H, R. von Koenigswald; The Patjitan Culture: a preliminary report on new research-G. J. Bartstra; ...

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Pithecanthropus erectas of Java-G. H, R. von Koenigswald; The Patjitan Culture: a preliminary report on new research-G. J. Bartstra; Present status and problems for Paleolithic studies in Borneo and adjacent islands-Tom Harrisson; The Philippine Paleolithic-Robert B. Fox. Continental Southern Asia. Some problems of the Paleolithic of South and Southeast Asia-P. I. Botikovsky; The early Paleolithic in India and Pakistan-H. D. Sankalia; Pleistocene fauna1 and cultural stations in south China-Jean S. Aigner. Northeast Asia. Important archaeological remains from north China-Jean S. Aigner; The early Paleolithic industries of Sokchang-ni, Korea-Pow-key Sohn; The history of early Paleolithic research in Japan-Fumiko Zkawa-Smith; The early Paleolithic in Japan-Chosuke Serizawa; Some comments on the early Paleolithic of Japan-Ham0 Ohyi; The problem of the Lower Paleolithic in the south of the Soviet Far East-A. P. Derevianko; The Paleolithic of Mongolia-A. P. Okladnikov. New World Implications. An approach to the prehistory of the Far East, from farther East---W. N. Zrving; Comments on Irving’s “Approach to the prehistory of the Far East, from farther East”-Alan L. Bryan. Review. Southern and East Asia: conclusions-Hallam L. Movies, Jr.

Blood Groups of Diseases phisms (Oxford

Monographs

Mourant, 1978. +328 This monograph the incidence

and Diseases.

A Study of Associations

With Blood Groups

A.

C.

Oxford:

on Medical

KopeC

Oxford

&

K.

University

pp., tabs, bibl., index.

reviews the vast previously

and other Polymor-

published

of various diseases in human populations.

Genetics).

By A.

E.

Domaniewska-Sobczak. Press.

A vol. in-4’,

x

Bound E25.00.

literature on blood groups and The authors, treating statistically

their wide body of data, have been able to show much more clearly than was previously possible,

that blood

with haemorrhage,

groups are associated

with a variety of types of cancer

with clotting diseases and with some infections.

interest to geneticists, anthropologists

as well as clinicians

and ulcer,

This book will be of

concerned

in this field.

Contents

Introduction. The Blood Groups and other Polymorphic Systems. The Neoplastic Diseases. Cancer of the Lung. The Infective Diseases. Some Disorders Related to Pregnancy. Peptic Ulcers. Diabetes Mellitus. Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease. Thrombosis, Haemorrhage, and other Disorders of the Circulatory System. Various Diseases. The Phenylthiocarbamide Tasting System. The cc Protease Inhibitor System. The Histocompatibility Antigens. Some Conclusions. Addenda. Tables of Associations between Polymorphisms and Diseases. Appendix.

Some Paleodemographic

Aspects of the South African

Australopithecines (University 1).

of Pennsylvania

By A. E. Mann.

Anthropology,

Publications

1975.

University

in Anthropology,

Philadelphia:

Department

of Pennsylvania.

xii + 172 pp., 9 figs, 13 tabs, 21 plates, bibl. unknown.

A vol. Paper,

of

in-F, price

Dr Mann’s analysis of the probable age at death and of the number of individuals contained in the samples from each of the South African Australopithecine sites, constitutes an up-to-date and useful reference source to all interested in human evolution. This research report also includes comparisons in developmental patterns between the genus Australof&ecus and living members of Homo sapiens in order to clarify the essential hominid nature of the taxon Australopithecus.