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Books, Journals, New Media
February 25, 2004


Author Affiliations

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.

JAMA. 2004;291(8):1008. doi:10.1001/jama.291.8.1008-a

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 dramatic one.

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.

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