JOHN P. MERRILL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Although, with rare exceptions, transplantation of tissue between nonrelated individuals has yet to be successfully achieved, recent advances in knowledge of the mechanisms responsible for this lack of success have stimulated widespread interest and have made it apparent that in certain areas at least the problems to be overcome are not insurmountable. Any review of tissue transplantation should begin with a definition of the terms to be used. Although Gorer (1) has recently introduced better terminology, the older, more widespread usage will be employed here. The term autograft refers to tissue which is transplanted from one portion of an individual
MERRILL JP. Tissue Transplantation. Ann Intern Med. 1961;55:846–861. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-5-846
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