Date of Award

Spring 1933

Document Type



Life & Environmental Sciences


Before being able to sot forth the atypical reactions and conditions which have been noted in the human blood groups, it will be necessary to show briefly the manner in which human blood is classified and the typical reactions on which this classification is based. To begin, all individuals may, in regard to isoagglutination, be divided into four well defined groups. These blood-group characteristics were found to be due to the constitution of the blood itself and were found to remain unchanged throughout life. They are inherited according to the Mendelian Laws.