Date of Award

Spring 1938

Document Type



Life & Environmental Sciences


Blood grouping has emerged from an obscure position to one of foremost importance to medical science. At the same time it has become of practical usefulness in ethnological study, in the determination of parentage, and in the science of criminology. Consideration of the subject is confined herein to blood groups in relation to blood transfusion since that is perhaps the most practical application of our present knowledge of the groups, although it is possible that in the future blood grouping may become equally important to pathology and physiology.