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A history of organ transplantation / David Hamilton ; with a foreword by Clyde F. Barker and Thomas E. Starzl.

  • Hamilton, David, 1939-
[2012], ©2012
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Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2012], ©2012.

Physical description

xx, 556 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Introduction: Toward the Impossible -- Early Transplantation -- The Eighteenth Century -- The Reawakening -- Clinical and Academic Transplantation in Paris -- The Beginning of organ transplantation -- The Lost era of transplantation immunology -- Anarchy in the 1920s -- Progress in the 1930s -- Understanding the mechanism -- Experimental organ transplantation -- Transplantation tolerance and beyond -- Hopes for radiation tolerance -- The Emergence of chemical immunosuppression -- Support from hemodialysis and immunology in the 1960s -- Progress in the mid-1960s -- Brain death and the "Year of the Heart" -- The Plateau of the early 1970s -- The Arrival of cyclosporine -- Waiting for the xenografts -- Conclusion: Lessons from the history of transplantation.


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