Professor Grabar has given you a view of the whole problem of antibodies which included the antibodies against blood group antigens. From this you can see an indication that blood group systems are only a section within the large field of Immunology. But you will also realize how greatly the speciality of blood groups has stimulated the development of Immunology, if you consider two points:

First it is largely due to the discovery of the Rhesus system that we know so much more about the heterogeneity of antibodies, of the existence of incomplete, coating, and blocking antibodies.


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