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The advances in liver transplantation over the past two decades have transformed the procedure from the experimental technique pioneered by Dr Thomas Starzl in the early 1960s to its present-day version. Today, liver transplants are being carried out in many centers, at the rate of nearly 1200 per year.
The vision of Starzl and others has led to the current state of the art. In the
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