A Gift of Life: Observations on Organ Transplantation by R.Y. CarneA Gift of Life: Observations on Organ Transplantation by R.Y. Carne

A Gift of Life: Observations on Organ Transplantation

byR.Y. Carne

Paperback | March 15, 2012

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In the past few years the transplantation of organs in man has received publicity unprecedented in medical history. The first heart grafts were covered by press, radio, and television on a scal<_20_equivac2ad_20_lent20_to20_the20_news20_of20_the20_outbreak20_of20_a20_major20_war.20_unwarranted20_and20_extravagant20_optimism20_has20_been20_followed20_by20_bitter20_criticism.20_this20_has20_undermined20_public20_confidence20_in20_the20_medical20_profession20_and20_seriously20_impeded20_progress20_in20_an20_important20_endeavour20_aimed20_at20_reducing20_human20_suffering.20_this20_unfortunate20_situation20_has20_arisen20_from20_widespread20_ignorance20_amongst20_the20_public20_and20_the20_medical20_profession20_of20_the20_background2c_20_present20_achievements2c_20_and20_future20_potential20_of20_organ20_grafting.20_short20_statements20_by20_experts2c_20_frequently20_misquoted20_or20_cut20_short20_by20_television20_interviewers2c_20_and20_misinformed20_derogatory20_pronouncements20_by20_prejudiced20_medically20_qualified20_men2c_20_with20_no20_knowledge20_of20_the20_field2c_20_have20_produced20_a20_sorry20_state20_of20_confusion.20_it20_is20_the20_purpose20_of20_this20_book20_to20_attempt20_to20_clarify20_organ20_transplantation.20_the20_principles20_of20_organ20_transplantation20_are20_common20_to20_all20_organs20_but20_i20_will20_confine20_most20_of20_the20_discussion20_to20_transplantation20_of20_four20_vital20_organs2c_20_namely20_the20_kidney2c_20_liver2c_20_heart2c_20_and20_lung.20_roy20_calne20_cambridge20_january20_197020_contents20_preface20_ix20_list20_of20_illustrations20_xlll20_acknowledgements20_xvll20_i.20_the20_idea20_i20_ii.20_the20_surgery20_720_iii.20_rejection20_1520_iv.20_prevention20_of20_rejection20_2320_v.20_tissuematching20_3920_vi.20_organ20_preservation20_4720_vii.20_suitable20_donors20_5320_viii.20_organ20_transplants20_5720_ix.20_ethics20_and20_the20_law20_8120_x. _equivac2ad_="" lent="" to="" the="" news="" of="" outbreak="" a="" major="" war.="" unwarranted="" and="" extravagant="" optimism="" has="" been="" followed="" by="" bitter="" criticism.="" this="" undermined="" public="" confidence="" in="" medical="" profession="" seriously="" impeded="" progress="" an="" important="" endeavour="" aimed="" at="" reducing="" human="" suffering.="" unfortunate="" situation="" arisen="" from="" widespread="" ignorance="" amongst="" _background2c_="" present="" _achievements2c_="" future="" potential="" organ="" grafting.="" short="" statements="" _experts2c_="" frequently="" misquoted="" or="" cut="" television="" _interviewers2c_="" misinformed="" derogatory="" pronouncements="" prejudiced="" medically="" qualified="" _men2c_="" with="" no="" knowledge="" _field2c_="" have="" produced="" sorry="" state="" confusion.="" it="" is="" purpose="" book="" attempt="" clarify="" transplantation.="" principles="" transplantation="" are="" common="" all="" organs="" but="" i="" will="" confine="" most="" discussion="" four="" vital="" _organs2c_="" namely="" _kidney2c_="" _liver2c_="" _heart2c_="" lung.="" roy="" calne="" cambridge="" january="" 1970="" contents="" preface="" ix="" list="" illustrations="" xlll="" acknowledgements="" xvll="" i.="" idea="" ii.="" surgery="" 7="" iii.="" rejection="" 15="" iv.="" prevention="" 23="" v.="" tissuematching="" 39="" vi.="" preservation="" 47="" vii.="" suitable="" donors="" 53="" viii.="" transplants="" 57="" ix.="" ethics="" law="" 81="">
Title:A Gift of Life: Observations on Organ TransplantationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:117 pages, 21.6 × 14 × 0.02 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. The Idea.- II. The Surgery.- III. Rejection.- IV. Prevention of Rejection.- V. Tissue Matching.- VI. Organ Preservation.- VII. Suitable Donors.- VIII. Organ Transplants.- IX. Ethics and the Law.- X. The Future.- List of Persons mentioned in the Text.