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August 1965

Experimental Transplantation of Vital Organs.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;116(2):315-316. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03870020155042

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This volume represents a summation of the author's considerable experience in transplantation of organs in laboratory animals. If the book offers no more than that, it does perform the service, if for a limited group of readers, of presenting in English translation the details of varied surgical techniques which might otherwise be less publicized outside Russia. Beyond that, the book has relatively little to offer.

A short survey of the literature on transplantation of tissues and organs is given in the opening chapter. The next two chapters, comprising the major portion of the book, outline details of surgical procedures for transplantation of particular organs or groups of organs. Even after becoming accustomed to hearing of such dramatic procedures as transplanting chimpanzee kidneys to humans, one cannot be but slightly startled by the chapter subheadings which proceed from "Transplantation of the Kidney" to "Transplantation of the Head" to "Transplantation of Halves

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