From Library Journal
This is essentially a very practical and useful guide for a specialized but growing audience. (Over 14,000 people had organ transplants in 1990.) Its only major limitations is that, with any luck, this title will be quickly out of date as technology and drug regimens improve. Basically comprehensible to a knowledgeable layperson, the book describes transplants of the heart, lung, kidney, pancreas, liver, and bone marrow. In the discussion of the careful balancing of immunosuppression, which tries to avoid both rejection and infection, the depth of information on the biology of the immune system and immunosuppressant drugs may be more than some readers want or need. Psychosocial aspects could have benefited from more attention, and information on further resources such as self-help groups and other organizations would have also been useful. Heavy going at times, but recommended.- Mary Chitty, Massachusetts Coll. of Pharmacy & Allied Health Sciences Lib., Boston
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