Lack of Abnormal Hemoglobins in Alaskan Eskimos, Indians, and Aleuts

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Science  13 Mar 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3350, pp. 719-720
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3350.719


In an examination of the blood of 708 Eskimos, 200 Aleuts, and 44 Indians in Alaska for abnormal types of hemoglobin, only normal hemoglobin A was detected. It may be concluded that abnormal hemoglobins in these races are rare if they occur at all.