The subject of transplantation of various tissues or organs is important, since great practical value might come from the development of a successful method. This applies particularly to the transplantation of an organ such as the kidney, whereby a normal organ might be exchanged for a diseased one. A comprehensive review of the subject of transplantation of tissue has been made recently by Loeb,1 and we shall, therefore, mention only a few considerations which are pertinent to our report.
Two methods have been used for the transplantation of tissue. The method usually employed both clinically and experimentally has been to excise a small section of tissue and to implant it in the desired situation, expecting it to obtain its own blood supply. The other method has been to transplant a whole organ, anastomosing its blood vessels to other suitable vessels. The latter method was made technically possible by the
MANN FC, PRIESTLEY JT, MARKOWITZ J, YATER WM. TRANSPLANTATION OF THE INTACT MAMMALIAN HEART. Arch Surg. 1933;26(2):219–224. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1933.01170020053003
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