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Xenotransplantation

The Transplantation of Organs and Tissues Between Species

Editors: Cooper, D.K.C., Kemp, E., Reemtsma, K., White, D.J.G. (Eds.)

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The cover of this book depicts a Lamassu, one of the "fabulous" beasts of mythology [1]. Like many similar creatures, such as the Chimera, Griffon, Hippocamp, and Cockatrice, the body of the Lamassu was clearly a combination of structures derived from sev­ eral different species - in other words, it provides a highly success­ ful example of xenotransplantation. But in selecting a symbol of xenotransplantation to grace the cover of this volume, why choose the Lamassu in preference to the other ancient beasts? The reason is that the Lamassu appears to have been endowed with a much Fig. I. Homer described the Chimera as consisting of a lion's foreparts, a goat in the middle, and a serpent's hind parts VIII Foreword Fig. 2. The Griffon had the foreparts of an eagle, and the rear, tail, and hindlegs of a lion. Its eagle-like head had pointed, upstanding ears like those of an ass. Feathers grew upon its head, neck and chest, and the rest of its body was covered in leonine fur more benign and desirable character than many of its mythologi­ cal associates. For example, reliable reports state that the Chimera (Fig. 1)­ hitherto the animal most commonly selected to symbolize xenografting - killed everyone who came within range of its fiery breath. Perhaps not surprisingly, therefore, the Chimera is vari­ ously described as one of the "largest monsters ever born," a "sav­ age creature," and a "symbol of complex evil.

Table of contents (35 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cooper, D. K. C. (et al.)

    Pages 3-7

  • Xenotransplantation — A Brief History of Clinical Experiences: 1900–1965

    Reemtsma, K.

    Pages 9-22

  • The Scientific Study of Xenografting: 1964–1988

    Auchincloss, H.

    Pages 23-43

  • Mechanism of Humoral Xenograft Rejection

    Paul, L. C.

    Pages 47-67

  • Mechanism of Tissue Injury in Hyperacute Xenograft Rejection

    Platt, J. L. (et al.)

    Pages 69-79

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Xenotransplantation
Book Subtitle
The Transplantation of Organs and Tissues Between Species
Editors
  • David K.C. Cooper
  • Ejvind Kemp
  • Keith Reemtsma
  • D.J.G. White
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-97323-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-97323-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 583
Topics