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History of clinical transplantation

Starzl, TE (2008) History of clinical transplantation. In: Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence: Second Edition. UNSPECIFIED, 1681 - 1704. ISBN 9783540297338

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How transplantation came to be a clinical discipline can be pieced together by perusing two volumes of reminiscences collected by Paul I. Terasaki in 1991-1992 from many of the persons who were directly involved. One volume was devoted to the discovery of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), with particular reference to the human leukocyte antigens (HLAs) that are widely used today for tissue matching.1 The other focused on milestones in the development of clinical transplantation.2 All the contributions described in both volumes can be traced back in one way or other to the demonstration in the mid-1940s by Peter Brian Medawar that the rejection of allografts is an immunological phenomenon.3,4 © 2008 Springer New York.


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Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 December 2008
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: 1681 - 1704
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/978-0-387-68113-9_80
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9783540297338
Title of Book: Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence: Second Edition
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062121599, Starzl CV No. 2249
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:38
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 13:55


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