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July 10, 1972

Renal Transplantation: Theory and Practice

JAMA. 1972;221(2):198-199. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03200150062037

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This concise yet thorough review of renal transplantation has been written by one of the most prestigious transplant groups in the world. Professor Hamburger and his colleagues at Hôpital Necker in Paris were one of the very first groups to begin renal transplantation and have maintained an active interest in both experimental aspects of transplantation immunology and clinical renal transplant programs ever since.

This book is essentially split in half between experimental aspects of transplantation biology and immunology on the one hand, and clinical techniques and results of renal transplantation on the other. There is also an extensive appendix of 56 pages which outlines in greater detail the surgical and immunological techniques involved in both the clinical and experimental aspects. Each chapter has many subsections, identified in the table of contents and at the beginning of each chapter, so that the reader can quickly identify specific points of interest. An