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The origins of organ transplantation : surgery and laboratory science, 1880-1930 / Thomas Schlich.

  • Schlich, Thomas
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Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2010.

Physical description

viii, 355 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


An ancient dream of mankind : the historicity of organ transplantation -- What is special about organ transplantation? -- Before organ replacement : a natural history approach to disease -- The invention of organ transplantation -- Organotherapy and organ replacement -- The rise and decline of thyroid transplantation -- The discovery of a new organ : the parathyroid gland -- Laboratory and clinic : organ replacement for diabetes -- The many uses of the adrenal gland -- Reconstructing women : ovarian transplants -- Rejuvenating men : testicle transplants -- One principle, multiple applications : further organs -- From special case to prototype : the kidney -- Ethical problems with organ transplantation -- Laboratory and clinic : the epistemic and social context -- Methods of monitoring the success of transplants -- Disillusionment: the clinical failure of organ transplantation -- The strategy of technical perfection -- A new direction : transplant immunology -- Chance or necessity : a fresh start for organ transplantation.


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