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Hæmoglobins S and E in Turkish People

Nature volume 193, pages 786787 (24 February 1962) | Download Citation

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UNTIL quite recently hæmoglobins S and E were believed to be confined only to Eti-Turks in Turkey. The incidence of sickling among Eti-Turks was found to be 16.8 per cent1. Therefore, numerous cases of sickle cell anæmia and sickle cell thalassæmia disease were observed in this community2.

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  1. Second Internal Clinic of Istanbul Medical School, Vakif Guraba Hospital, Topkapi, Istanbul, Turkey.

    • MUZAFFER AKSOY

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