Obituary: Ernst Mayr (1904–2005)

@article{Diamond2005ObituaryEM,
  title={Obituary: Ernst Mayr (1904–2005)},
  author={Jared M. Diamond},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={433},
  pages={700-701}
}
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700 NATURE | VOL 433 | 17 FEBRUARY 2005 | www.nature.com/nature One Sunday in 1953, my father, a physician and haematologist at Harvard University, invited a newly recruited colleague to lunch at our house. Dad had just launched a study of possible associations between human blood groups and diseases with him. At that time, scientists widely assumed that blood groups were ‘selectively neutral’ — that is, that they had no effect on human survival. Our guest was an evolutionary biologist who… Expand
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