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June 27, 1977

Recent Advances in Clinical and Experimental Transplantation

JAMA. 1977;237(26):2835-2840. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270530043021

THE SIXTH International Congress of the Transplantation Society was characterized by a recrudescence of interest in the various aspects of transplantation biology and medicine, and particularly in cell-to-cell interaction. The general consensus at the close of the meeting was that a firm basis had been established for the acquisition of new biological facts of direct relevance, not only to transplantation, but also in the understanding of a wide variety of disease processes in man.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION  The 13th (and final) report of the International Human Renal Transplant Registry of The American College of Surgeons, National Institutes of Health, was one of the highlights of the Congress. This report detailed the experience with 24,193 kidney transplants performed at 301 institutions, including 165 in the United States, since 1963. Six institutions performed more than 51 transplants per year in each of the five years ending in June 1976; eight