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February 1983

Tissue Transplantation: Clinical Surgery International III

Arch Surg. 1983;118(2):254. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1983.01390020096019

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Tissue Transplantation contains chapters on transplantation history, transplantation immunology, organ preservation, immunosuppression, and cancer, as well as chapters on the transplantation of specific organs (kidney, liver, pancreas, heart, lung, parathyroid and adrenal glands, skin, and cornea) and specific tissues (bone and cartilage). There is no chapter on intestinal transplantation, which is rarely done in patients. Perhaps, there should have been a chapter on bone marrow transplantation. The book is primarily a clinical book written for clinicians, but there are ample references for the reader interested in experimental sources.

The material presented is almost uniformly well selected and accurate. The tables and illustrations generally complement the text without overwhelming the reader. Although the field of transplantation has been developing fairly rapidly in the early 1980s, the information provided in this book is surprisingly little out of date in 1982. Many of the subjects covered are controversial, such as the optimal role

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