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The transplantation of organs has come to assume an important place in medical thought and investigation. It may soon have a prominent role in clinical practice. Made possible by the development of improved methods for vascular anastomosis, plus hypothermia and judicious techniques for minimizing periods of tissue hypoxia, organ transplantation has become a reality. It is now technically possible to transplant virtually all organs, including the heart. While drug suppression of the reaction of the recipient to tissue from a genetically dissimilar donor is not yet sufficiently effective to permit indiscriminate homotransplantation in man, the results are encouraging. A report of what is believed to be the first transplantation of a lung in man appears on p 1065 in this issue of The Journal. Following a large number of experiments in animals, Hardy and his associates replaced the cancerous and abscessed left lung of a patient with a left lung
LUNG TRANSPLANTATION. JAMA. 1963;186(12):1088. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03710120070015
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