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May 1968

Renal Transplantation.

Author Affiliations

Columbus, Ohio

Arch Intern Med. 1968;121(5):478. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.03640050088026

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Four years have transpired between the first and second editions of this monograph. New experiences, encouraging and discouraging, have occurred so rapidly in renal transplantation that much of this monograph has been rewritten or represents new information.

The book consists of two sections. The first section is a brief review of the history and problems in tissue transplantation in general. The second and major portion deals with renal transplantation in detailed manner. Transplantation to both sunmodified and modified recipients is presented in excellent fashion. This is followed by a discussion of recent developments in second and third transplants, use of drugs to modify host reaction to the donated kidney, and the myriad complications which may occur following transplantation.

It appears that much will be learned from renal transplantation about renal diseases, per se. Transplantation appears to be progressing from a research phase to a status of clinical practicality in spite

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