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November 1968

Book Reviews

Arch Intern Med. 1968;122(5):462-463. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.00040010462026

The European Dialysis and Transplant Association's fourth conference, held in Paris, France, in June 1967, has been recorded in a clothbound book. It consists of three sections: dialysis, with 54 papers (six in French); transplantation, 6 papers (one); and "demonstrations," 22 (six). Related discussions are also published. Dialysis is clearly emphasized and presentations summarize European advances, chiefly technical, during the preceding year. The smattering of contributions from Australia, Canada, Israel, and the United States adds international flavor. Compared to its new world counterpart, the Transactions of the

American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, this edition is more limited in scope; there is greater concentration on renal problems. The American book also includes heart-lung and other artificial organ substitutes. This particular focus does, however, permit specific consideration of transplantation, whereas less space is so devoted in the "Transactions."

One gains the impression that investigators on both continents are advancing along strikingly