Organ transplantation is one of the major medical triumphs of the last fifty years. Today, surgeons routinely remove dying livers, kidneys, lungs, and heart and replace with healthy donated ones. Yet the triumph is not without its tragedies. Shortages of healthy organs, rejection of transplanted organs, and debilitating drugs have hampered progress. For these and other reasons, the future of organ transplants looks to animal, artificial, and genetically engineered solutions.
"Titles in this series chronicle medical discoveries that have affected us. The series does a good job of presenting the discoveries and discussing how they have changed society...These books, based on their format and bibliographies which offer further resources, are a good starting point for student research. Consider them if these topics are researched in your school."
-- Book Report (September 2002)
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