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Thomas E. Starzl, a pioneer in human organ transplantation, eloquently recounts the history of this miraculous field, its major players, and the legal and ethical issues that surround it. His medical genius and contributions to the sometimes-controversial procedures have been acknowledged and acclaimed worldwide. This paperback edition features a new epilogue that brings readers up to date on developments in transplant surgery. Now retired from active surgery, Starzl is director of the Transplantation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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"One is reminded of the Elizabethan adventurers Drake and Raleigh, who through force of will, exuberance, and unbridled elan opened new lands, new visions, and new ideas.... A fascinating story." -Starzl tells a fascinating story, not only in giving his distinctly personal view of the evolution of organ transplantation, but also about himself. His book is recommended for anyone with curiosity about transplantation, or with broad interests in current medical events and the remarkable successes in clinical and biological sciences during the latter half of the 20th century.- --New England Journal of Medicine "Starzl tells a fascinating story, not only in giving his distinctly personal view of the evolution of organ transplantation, but also about himself. His book is recommended for anyone with curiosity about transplantation, or with broad interests in current medical events and the remarkable successes in clinical and biological sciences during the latter half of the 20th century." --New England Journal of Medicine

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