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Anesthesia for Renal Transplantation

  • Gwendolyn B. Graybar
  • Lois L. Bready
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Part of the Developments in Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology book series (DCCA, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Gwendolyn B. Graybar
    Pages 1-22
  3. Margaret Tarpey
    Pages 23-30
  4. Pamela D. Varner, Robert D. McKay
    Pages 47-68
  5. Lois L. Bready
    Pages 69-82
  6. John D. Whelchel
    Pages 83-97
  7. Lois L. Bready
    Pages 99-105
  8. James R. Boyce
    Pages 107-121
  9. John A. Youngberg
    Pages 123-138
  10. Gwendolyn B. Graybar
    Pages 139-155
  11. Gwendolyn B. Graybar
    Pages 157-175
  12. Lois L. Bready
    Pages 177-190
  13. Lois L. Bready
    Pages 191-197
  14. Elena Adler, Patricia A. Gibbons
    Pages 199-211
  15. Gwendolyn B. Graybar, Hamdi Erdemir
    Pages 213-246
  16. Gwendolyn B. Graybar, Lois L. Bready
    Pages 247-264
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 265-272

About this book

Introduction

This treatise commemorates the 32nd anniversary of the first successful allogenic kidney transplant in a human being and the beginning of a con­ tinuing challenge for well over a generation of anesthesiologists. If compari­ sons can be permitted, this epoch-making event can be ranked with the first pulmonary lobectomy and subsequently the initial ligation of a patent ductus arteriosus in the late 1930s when thoracic and cardiac surgery began. Was it merely a coincidence that brought these events to the fore so close upon one another after many years of ideation and frustration? Not so, according to Lewis Thomas, for this was the time of medicine's second revolution-its transformation from an empirical art into a powerfully effective science. The remote Galenic conception of disease with its emphasis on disturbed body humors was about to be supplanted by effective therapeutics, as signified by the introduction of the sulfonamides and antibiotics for the specific treatment of infection. Anesthesiology had been dormant up to that era, still relying upon a few agents, more or less utilized from the beginning, and purveyed by a handful of specialists who had not yet begun to ask the scientific questions necessary for their maturation into a bona fide discipline. However, anesthesiology was in­ evitably caught in the ferment, for as Peter Caws observed, "It serves to re­ mind us that the development of science is a step-wise process: nobody starts from scratch and nobody gets very far ahead of the rest.

Keywords

infection kidney pathophysiology surgery transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Gwendolyn B. Graybar
    • 1
  • Lois L. Bready
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Health Science Center at San AntonioThe University of TexasSan AntonioUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-2035-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9211-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2035-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5294
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