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December 1985

Transplantation Immunology: Clinical and Experimental

Author Affiliations

Denver

 

edited by R. Y. Calne, 615 pp, $64, Oxford, England, Oxford University Press, 1984.

Arch Surg. 1985;120(12):1399. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1985.01390360059016

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Abstract

The title, Transplantation Immunology: Clinical and Experimental, is a slight misnomer, in that major parts of the book are concerned more with clinical transplantation than immunology. The 600 pages are divided into the following four parts: rejection, control of rejection, organ preservation, and clinical. The editor is one of the world's senior transplant surgeons, and the contributing authors are all Cambridge colleagues. The editor's preface suggests that the writing was finished early in 1983.

The pathophysiology and management of rejection are well covered, although the subject matter of the chapters is slightly disjointed, which suggests that the contributing authors, to some extent, selected their material without strong editorial direction. For example, in the 200-page section on rejection, kidney, liver, and heart rejection are discussed, but lung and pancreas rejection are not. The chapters on control of rejection are scholarly, well-referenced reviews of all of the major techniques. The clinical immunosuppression

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