Transplant: From Myth to Reality (Paperback)
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Transplant: From Myth to Reality (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 26/06/2015
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One of the most spectacular medical advances of the 20th century, organ transplantation has become a generally effective and routine treatment for patients with organ failure. In this book, a well-known expert in the fields of clinical transplantation and transplantation research traces the evolution of organ transplantation from its initial stirrings in the imaginations of the ancients to its status as accepted treatment for nearly 40,000 patients each year. Drawing often on his own first-hand experience, Dr Nicholas Tilney tells the story of the advances in organ transplantation, discusses how societal forces have driven its development, and reveals how its current success is marred by commercialism and exploitation of the less fortunate. kidney transplant in 1954 between identical twins, the scientific advances for suppressing the immune system, the introduction of the concept of host tolerance, research on donor matching, and the issue of donor brain death. He explores innovations in heart, lung, liver and other abdominal transplants and reflects on the attempts to make transplants between species. Finally he explains how organ transplantation has become a vast business, creating ethical and logistical conflicts about organ donations.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300218107
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 692 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Winner of the 2004 Will Solimene Awards in Medical Communication, presented by the New England Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association
Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2005 by Choice Magazine
Winner of the 2004 Book of the Year in the Popular Medicine category in the Medical Book Competition sponsored by the British Medical Association

"The book is both entertaining and informative, of equal interest to the general public and to the medical profession."-Allan S. MacDonald, M.D., Dalhousie University, Halifax


"In this elegantly written book, an international authority on organ transplantation presents his firsthand reflections on the development of this exciting field. The book is a timely, well developed, and unique contribution."-Marc I. Lorber, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine


"Dr. Tilney has an eye for the fascinating details, the shocking stories, and the unexpected connection. The result is a lively and enjoyable read."-Atul Gawande, M.D., author of Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science


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