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Humangenetik

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 232–236 | Cite as

Further studies on the AB0-typing of ancient bones

  • G. Kellermann
Original Investigations

Summary

This paper deals with the AB0-typing of bone material from the 14th century. From 151 femora, 126 gave a positive reaction, the rest did not react at all. 53.9% A, 16.7% B, 23.8% H and 5.6% AB are the respective results. Some hypotheses suggesting relations between infectious diseases and AB0 blood groups are discussed. The AB0 distribution seems to point to an association with plague and smallpox.

Keywords

Internal Medicine Infectious Disease 14th Century Metabolic Disease Positive Reaction 
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Zusammenfassung

In der vorliegenden Untersuchung werden die Ergebnisse einer AB0-Bestimmung an Knochenmaterial aus dem 14. Jahrhundert mitgeteilt. 126 von 151 Femoral, die zur Bestimmung gelangten, zeigten eine positive Reaktion: 53,9% A, 16,7% B, 23,8% H und 5,6% AB wurden in dieser Stichprobe gefunden. In diesem Zusammenhang werden einige Hypothesen diskutiert, die eine Beziehung zwischen Infektionskrankheiten, vor allem Pest und Pocken, und AB0-Blutgruppen nahelegen.

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© Springer-Verlag 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Kellermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Anthropologisches InstitutUniversity of MainzGermany

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