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This is the fourth edition of a text that has become a standard in the field. The author, Peter Morris, MD, PhD, is an Australian whose early career included training in the United Kingdom and the United States. Since 1974, he has been chairman of Surgery at Oxford University, England. He is a versatile transplantation surgeon and immunobiologist whose distinguished career has spanned much of clinical surgery and basic science. Since Dr Morris is one of the world's experts not only in transplantation but also in histocompatibility testing, in elucidating the mechanisms of rejection, and in inducing transplantation tolerance, the book is authoritative in all respects. An interesting résumé of the changes in transplantation that have occurred over the last century is provided by the preface of the first edition (a concise review of the entire history of transplantation from the late 1800s up to 1978) and of the other