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