The object of this paper is to present some preliminary findings pertaining to blood variations among the Eskimos, Whites, and Indians of Western Alaska. Previous studies on these peoples have been limited to those made by W. S. Laughlin in 1949 on the Aleuts; V. E. Levine in 1938 and 1944 on Eskimos in the Barrow and Nome areas; and G. A. Matson in 1947 on the Eskimos of theKuskokwim Basin. The present study covers a large group of Eskimos along the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean coasts and Indians of the Interior. We wish to stress here that the materials presented in this paper are preliminary. They are presented now only because the full study will require another two or three years for final completion, and because it seems probable that a preliminary report at this time may be of some interest and value to others.The present material covers the results on a total of 5,205 individuals from villages in the Kotzebue Sound, Norton Sound, Lower Yukon, Kuskokwim Basin, Nushagak Bay, and Bering Sea areas, and in Interior Alaska. For comparative purposes data on Whites were obtained from areas covered in theBCG program and the community-typing programs in Fairbanks and Palmer, Alaska.
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citaion number 1316.
Cited in: Fortuine, Robert. 1968. The Health of the Eskimos: a bibliography 1857-1967. Dartmouth College Libraries. Citation number 348.