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Transplant: From Myth to Reality

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 19 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:470
  1. Peter A Andrews (, consultant nephrologist,
  2. Nicholas L Tilney
  1. South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Unit, St Helier Hospital, Carshalton, Surrey

    I read this book with some interest—firstly to learn more about the history of a field in which I have been practising for the past 15 years but also because I was fascinated by a seemingly simple question: why has the author chosen to write this book?

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    Yale University Press, £19.95, pp 320 ISBN 0 300 09963 0

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    What did I learn? That it is very difficult to summarise a complex, evolving field in a short book, especially when attempting to satisfy a number of target audiences. Transplantation is sexy. It is also multifaceted, and …

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