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Transplantation: fantasy, fiction and fact.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14996168     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Today organ transplantation is considered a routine surgical procedure. The idea of transferring tissues from one person to another has been inspiring to the minds of artists depicting the Saints Cosmos and Damian and also writers such as Mary Shelley. Early attempts at tissue transplantation were unsuccessful but in the last 50 years medical research has brought it into reality. The present paper looks at the subject from the realms of fantasy through the works of fiction and finally into everyday fact.
Authors:
Reginald Magee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ANZ journal of surgery     Volume:  74     ISSN:  1445-1433     ISO Abbreviation:  ANZ J Surg     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-03     Completed Date:  2004-07-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101086634     Medline TA:  ANZ J Surg     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. reginaldm@bigpond.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Drama / history*
History, 15th Century
History, 16th Century
History, 17th Century
History, 18th Century
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Humans
Literature, Modern / history*
Medicine in Literature*
Transplantation / history*

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