Many of the fundamental principles of immunity and immune recognition have developed from work on transplantation. This concise text describes the background to this development and current progress in methods and understanding. The immunological and molecular basis of histocompatibility, tissue typing, graft recognition, and immunosuppression are covered in detail. There is a chapter devoted to the clinical aspects of transplantation and the ethical issues and future prospects are given. Immunologists and pathologists concerned with the underlying principles of transplantation will find this book beneficial and it will also be an accesible reference for clinicians and surgeons.
Publisher: Oxford University Press