A History of Organ Transplantation: Ancient Legends to Modern Practice

A History of Organ Transplantation: Ancient Legends to Modern Practice


By (author) David Hamilton, Foreword by Clyde Barker, Foreword by Thomas E. Starzl

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  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Format: Hardback | 640 pages
  • Dimensions: 201mm x 246mm x 38mm | 1,179g
  • Publication date: 28 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Pittsburgh PA
  • ISBN 10: 0822944138
  • ISBN 13: 9780822944133
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 443,321

Product description

A History of Organ Transplantation is a comprehensive and ambitious exploration of transplant surgery-which, surprisingly, is one of the longest continuous medical endeavors in history. Moreover, no other medical enterprise has had so many multiple interactions with other fields, including biology, ethics, law, government, and technology.

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Author information

David Hamilton is a retired surgeon and honorary senior lecturer at the Medical School of St. Andrews University, where he teaches medical history. He is the author of two previous books, "The Monkey Gland Affair" and "T""he Healers: A History of Medicine in Scotland."

Review quote

"I have learnt a huge amount from this book, and it is humbling to realise once again how privileged I am as a transplant surgeon to be part of this legacy spanning several hundred years, giving new meaning to the phrase 'standing on the shoulders of giants'."--Lorna Marson for "Surgeons' News"