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Xeno : the promise of transplanting animal organs into humans

Author: D K C Cooper; R P Lanza
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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This book lays out the potential and promise of Xenotransplantation, the transplant of animal organs into humans. The history of organ transplantation, the technical problems and breakthroughs in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D K C Cooper; R P Lanza
ISBN: 0195128338 9780195128338
OCLC Number: 44058997
Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Robin Cook M.D. - An appreciation ; Foreword by Robin Cook ; Preface: The next great medical revolution? ; Acknowledgements ; 1. The End of the Night Shift ; 2. Animal Attraction ; 3. From Icarus to the First Heart Transplant ; 4. All Animals Are Equal, but Some Are More Equal than Others ; 5. Zero Tolerance ; 6. A Spoonful of Sugar ; 7. The "Humanized" Pig ; 8. The Immunological Holy Grail ; 9. From Diabetes to Alzheimer's ; 10. The Discordant Concert ; 11. The Hottest Zone ; 12. Guinea Pigs ; 13. Animal Rights and Human Wrongs ; 14. Protecting the Public ; 15. Judgment Day ; 16. The Ultimate Piggy Bank ; 17. A Vision with a Task ; Appendix ; Glossary of selected biomedical terms ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: David K.C. Cooper and Robert P. Lanza.
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"Anyone who wants to know about xenotransplantation should certainly read Cooper and Lanza's excellent book. It is comprehensive and well argued, highly readable and informative." Times Literary Read more...

 
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