Transplantation Surgery

  • Nadey S. Hakim
  • Gabriel M. Danovitch

Part of the Springer Specialist Surgery Series book series (SPECIALIST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. J. Andrew Bradley, David N. H. Hamilton
    Pages 1-21
  3. Steven Katznelson, Paul I. Terasaki, Gabriel M. Danovitch
    Pages 43-54
  4. John P. Vella, Thomas H. W. Stadlbauer, Meike Schaub, Mohamed H. Sayegh
    Pages 73-90
  5. David K. C. Cooper
    Pages 91-121
  6. Vibhu R. Kshettry, Ghannam A. Al-Dossari
    Pages 123-133
  7. H. Albin Gritsch, Gabriel M. Danovitch, Alan Wilkinson
    Pages 135-180
  8. Min Xu, Hideaki Okajima, Stefan Hubscher, Paul McMaster
    Pages 181-209
  9. Vassilios E. Papalois, Nadey S. Hakim
    Pages 211-233
  10. Michel M. Murr, Michael G. Sarr
    Pages 235-248
  11. Jur K. Kievit, Arjen P. Nederstigt, Bart M. Stubenitsky, Gauka Kootstra
    Pages 249-263
  12. Hans U. Spiegel, Daniel Palmes
    Pages 265-294
  13. Mark R. Litzow
    Pages 295-341
  14. Christiane Ferran, Fritz H. Bach
    Pages 343-353
  15. Lynn Anderson, Leyla Sanai, Nick A. Pace
    Pages 355-371
  16. Abhinav Humar, Arthur J. Matas
    Pages 373-393
  17. Israel Penn
    Pages 395-402
  18. Jay A. Fishman
    Pages 403-418

About this book

Introduction

It is like a fairy story! Or at least a beautiful epic, a truly significant page in the history of medicine, a staggering scene in which several actors come into play, both fundamentalists and clinical practitioners, eager to place all these new developments at the disposal of those suffering from ill health. Everyone is passionate about their work, be it providing new knowledge or perfecting new therapeutic methods. Man has always been fascinated by the possibility of replacing a damaged organ with a healthy one. Several attempts have been made over the centuries, and some miracles have been reported, such as those of Saint Damien and Saint Come as illustrated by Fra Angelico. The modern saga, however, started more modestly on the mouse. It is on the mouse that the first tissue group was discovered; yet the study of human tissue groups could only be carried out on a human. One human must be subjected to the thousands of tests that have enabled us to unravel the extraordinary complexity of the HLA system.

Keywords

Surgery immune tolerance immunosuppression organ rejection transplantation surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Nadey S. Hakim
    • 1
  • Gabriel M. Danovitch
    • 2
  1. 1.St Mary’s HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Programs, BH-427 Center for the Health SciencesUCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-3689-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84996-859-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3689-7
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