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Occasionally, there is a pleasant surprise in reading medical "pocket books". This small volume contains a concise and up-to-date review of the problems and theories concerning the survival of the fetus as a natural transplant. The author's approach is pleasant: a great deal of material with few wasted words. Sections are logically divided into maternal relationships, fetal relationships, the placenta, and immunological aspects. Each section is amazingly complete, with a review of early experiments, presentation of animal and human data, and references.
The author integrates modern immunological concepts into new theories. He is obviously familiar with a broad range of
Nature's Transplant. The Transplantation Immunology of Viviparity.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:989. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-6-989_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(6):989.
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