New Harvest pp 79-89 | Cite as

History of Transplantation and Future Trends

  • Todd L. Demmy
  • George A. Magovern
Part of the Contemporary Issues in Biomedicine, Ethics, and Society book series (CIBES)


The story of transplantation is difficult to tell. Not only must one recount the work of many people striving toward the same goal, but one must also consider the multitude of other disciplines that transplantation embraces. These disciplines include antiseptic technique, renal dialysis, vascular surgery, organ preservation, immunology, cardiopulmonary bypass, intensive patient care, and the development of antibiotic therapy. Without the concomitant advancements made in these other areas, the field of transplantation would not be where it is today. Unfortunately, it is beyond the scope of this overview to detail these topics beyond their influence on the individuals responsible for the milestones in transplantation.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

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  • Todd L. Demmy
  • George A. Magovern

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