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December 1965

Transplantation of Tissues and Organs

Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;74(6):884. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970040886032

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This issue is a compendium which updates the thoughts, concepts, and frustrations of workers involved in transplantation to present the current status of this burgeoning field. The contributors are 15 British experimentalists noted in their respective disciplines. The scope of the presentations considers many varied aspects of the transplantation problem, such as genetic disparity of donor and recipient; the role of the lymphocyte in homograft destruction; the relationship of the thymus gland to transplantation immunity; donor selection; current means of modifying host response by immunosuppression; and source and preservation of donor material.

It is commended to the ophthalmologist active or interested in keratoplasty, as a source of useful basic information and many references. Of particular interest is Dr. Benjamin Rycroft's discussion of the biologic problems of corneal grafts. Such facets as corneal wound healing, vascularization of the graft, graft edema, retrocorneal membranes, and preservation of donor corneal material are well

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