Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
Organ transplantation is an excellent example of the development of
high-tech medicine over the past half century. The interplay of patients in
extreme situations, physicians with egos, and the large amount of money that
institutions and companies have invested all make this field an extremely
In writing Transplant: From Myth to Reality,
Nicholas Tilney captures this drama and educates the reader about the history
of transplantation. As a clinician (kidney transplant surgeon) and researcher,
Tilney is extremely well qualified to write this history. He was present in
the early days of transplantation and has lived through the major changes
in the field.
Stegall MD. Transplantation. JAMA. 2004;291(8):1008. doi:10.1001/jama.291.8.1008-a