by Donald L. Ballantyne and John Marquis Converse, 192 pp, 60 illus, $29, New York, Springer-Verlag, 1979.
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For reasons of technical convenience, modern transplantation biology (and in particular its immunologic aspects) originated very largely from studies on experimental and therapeutic skin grafts. This monograph is written by a well-known transplantation biologist and a distinguished plastic surgeon who, in collaborative and other studies spanning several decades, have made major contributions to our understanding of the biology of skin grafting. The book deals principally with practical and observational aspects, deliberately omitting any attempts to cover in other than the briefest manner the complex details of immunogenetics and the modus operandi of allograft rejection.
It covers in detail such important topics as the revascularization of various types of skin grafts and the variety of ingenious methods that have been developed to determine the survival end-points of allografts, the various patterns of rejection that overtake allografts depending on the genetic relationship between donor and host, the dosage of the grafted
Billingham RE. Experimental Skin Grafts and Transplantation Immunity. Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(11):1317. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640350107027