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Demonstrating, again, that one experiment may add more to scientific progress than ten untested hypotheses, progress with human renal transplantation has confounded the biologists who in armchair reflection could have predicted only failures. Experiments these transplantations have been, and so naming them is not to degrade the mental, moral, and technical efforts they have demanded from Starzl, Murray, Merrill, Hume, Kolff, Reemtsma, Hamburger, Woodruff, Calne, their associates, and others. Each therapeutic effort, of any sort, is indeed an experiment. We rarely call it so because we are not inclined to think, as we should, of a treatment as an attempt
Experience in Renal Transplantation.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:414–415. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-62-2-414
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(2):414-415.
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