Elected F.R.S. 1966
Arthur Mourant had an unusual career in which he managed to combine his first passionate interest in geology and prehistory with his subsequent medical training and interest in the geographical and racial distribution of human blood-groups. Although it was the work associated with blood-groups that was to bring him international recognition, it was undoubtedly the anthropological rather than clinical aspects of blood-transfusion medicine that most appealed to his imagination. He was devoted to his native island of Jersey and throughout his life continued to take a lively and active interest in the geology and archaeology of the island.