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July 24/31, 2002

TransplantationPrimer on Transplantation

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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edited by Douglas J. Norman and Laurence A. Turka, 2nd ed, 732 pp, $150, ISBN 0-9660150-1-0, Mt Laurel, NJ, American Society of Transplantation, Malden, Mass, Blackwell Science, 2001.

JAMA. 2002;288(4):514-515. doi:10.1001/jama.288.4.514-JBK0724-2-1

The field of organ transplantation does not readily lend itself to being encompassed by a textbook that is both accessible and comprehensive. Yet it must be accessible in order to reach its primary target audience of trainees and young specialists, with roots in a variety of surgical and medical fields, who bring a broad spectrum of educational requirements to the table. In addition, such a text must be comprehensive enough to provide appropriately sophisticated information on topics as diverse as basic immunology, clinical pharmacology, socioeconomics, surgical technique, and short- and long-term medical management. Finally, as an area that continues to experience rapid growth at both basic science and clinical levels, transplantation tests the author's ability to exclude redundant material.

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