Anthropological Implications of Sickle Cell Gene Distribution in West Africa


  • During the course of this study the author has been the recipient of a Public Health Service Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Heart Institute. The findings were submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan. The author is indebted to James V. Nee1 and James N. Spuhler for their advice and assistance both during the course of the study and the writing of the manuscript.s