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The initial rate of progress with clinical organ grafting—largely due to the introduction of immunosuppressive drugs, HL-A typing, better patient management and improved handling of cadaver organs—has leveled off in recent years. It is clear that further knowledge of immunologic mechanisms and new approaches in the clinic are needed if further advances are to be made.
These 13 essays by various authors are not intended to represent a comprehensive review but rather to present various updated facts and concepts of transplantation immunology, with the hope that they will convince the basic immunologist and those clinicians concerned with improving the present
Immunological Aspects of Transplantation Surgery.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;82:443. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-3-443_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(3):443.
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