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'Vampire excursions': making blood anthropological in the postwar era

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In the early 1950s, the blood group results of more than half a million people were collected at a new centre at London’s Royal Anthropological Institute. Jenny’s talk will be about how blood groups were given anthropological meaning. Focusing on the director of this new centre, Arthur Mourant, she will discuss how blood was collected from populations around the world, stored, transported and tested, and how blood groups were made into genetic data and integrated into textual and graphical representations of human history and race.

This talk is part of the Cabinet of Natural History series.

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