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Harvest
Tess Gerritsen
067155302X
August 1997
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
When Robin Cook wrote Coma in 1977, the idea of hospital patients being incubated for their vital organs sounded like science fiction. Twenty years later, this gripping thriller about a thriving international black market in human hearts, livers and kidneys could come from tomorrow's "Nightline." Author Gerritsen was an internist before she switched her energies to writing, and her experience shows in every scene. When young surgical resident Dr. Abby DiMatteo assists at her first "harvest" (the removal of living organs from a patient declared legally brain dead) at Boston's posh Bayside Hospital, "she felt vaguely nauseated by the whine of the blade, the smell of bone dust," neither of which seem to bother the veterans. It's obviously a personal memory being mined for good fictional purposes. (Gerritsen wrote paperback...


Raising the Dead
Ronald Munson
0195132998
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Novelist and professor Munson (philosophy of science and medicine, Univ. of Missouri, St. Louis) here provides a wonderful introduction to a variety of ethical issues surrounding organ transplantation. With a minimum of technical terminology, he discusses the definition of death, methods for obtaining organs, recipient selection, xenotransplantation, and stem cell research. Using case studies, both real and fictitious, he also offers a current look at these difficult issues. The chapters on xenotransplants and stem cell research are particularly interesting for their jargon-free description of those processes and their potential. Although Munson is not hesitant to include opinions and recommendations, it is always clear when the opinions expressed are his own. Arthur Caplan's The Ethics of Organ...


Raising The Dead
Ronald Munson
0195178017
Oct 2004
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Novelist and professor Munson (philosophy of science and medicine, Univ. of Missouri, St. Louis) here provides a wonderful introduction to a variety of ethical issues surrounding organ transplantation. With a minimum of technical terminology, he discusses the definition of death, methods for obtaining organs, recipient selection, xenotransplantation, and stem cell research. Using case studies, both real and fictitious, he also offers a current look at these difficult issues. The chapters on xenotransplants and stem cell research are particularly interesting for their jargon-free description of those processes and their potential. Although Munson is not hesitant to include opinions and recommendations, it is always clear when the opinions expressed are his own. Arthur Caplan's The Ethics of Organ...


Transplant Infections
Raleigh A. Bowden (Editor), et al
0781739071
September 2003
Hardcover
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From the New England Journal of Medicine, March 11, 2004
The year 2003 marked not only the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA but also the 50th anniversary of the first description of invasive aspergillosis as an opportunistic infection. The publication of this report by Rankin in the British Medical Journal (1953;1:918-919.) ushered in a new era in the study of infectious diseases, that of the immunocompromised patient and opportunistic infections. A year later, syngeneic renal transplantation was achieved, with long-term survival, and bone marrow transplantation was first attempted in 1957. Thus began a new subspecialty -- transplantation medicine. The frequency and severity of numerous infections in the era before the common use of cyclosporine were such that transplantation was extremely risky, except in...


The Angel Maker
Ridley Pearson
0786890088
June 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In his latest forensic suspense thriller, Pearson ( Probable Cause ) brings maverick Seattle police sergeant Lou Boldt out of early retirement to help solve an especially gruesome crime: the black market "harvesting" of human organs. Police psychologist Daphne Matthews, volunteering at a shelter for runaways and drug abusers, sees 16-year-old Cindy Chapman stagger in one night, dazed and hemorrhaging from just-completed surgery. Perplexed to discover that no hospital has any record of the teen, Daphne contacts her ex-partner (and onetime lover) Lou, who now spends his days caring for his baby boy and playing jazz piano at a local club. The grisly evidence suggests that someone has stolen Cindy's kidney and used electroshock to erase her memory. Lou is lured back to his old job, and he discovers with Daphne three...


Twice Dead
Margaret Lock
0520228146
Dec 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Tales about organ transplants appear in mythology and folk stories, and surface in documents from medieval times, but only during the past twenty years has medical knowledge and technology been sufficiently advanced for surgeons to perform thousands of transplants each year. In the majority of cases individuals diagnosed as "brain dead" are the source of the organs without which transplants could not take place. In this compelling and provocative examination, Margaret Lock traces the discourse over the past thirty years that contributed to the locating of a new criterion of death in the brain, and its routinization in clinical practice in North America. She compares this situation with that in Japan where, despite the availability of the necessary technology and expertise, brain death was legally recognized only in...


Mavericks, Miracles, and Medicine: The Pioneers Who Risked Their Lives to Bring Medicine into the Modern Age
Julie M. Fenster
0760772894
June 2005
Hardcover
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The Fourth Hand
John Irving
0375506276
July 3, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review's Best of 2001
Like anything newsworthy, miracles of medicine and technology inevitably make their way out of the headlines and become the stuff of fiction. In recent years readers have been absorbed by media accounts of a transplanted hand, an experiment that ultimately ended in amputation. Medical ethicists reason that a hand, unlike a heart or a liver--essential organs conveniently housed out of sight--is in full view and one of a pair, arguably dispensable. In his 10th novel, however, John Irving undertakes to imagine just such a transplant, which involves a donor, a recipient, a surgeon, a particular Green Bay Packer fan, and the remarkable left hand that brings them together.

Television reporter Patrick Wallingford becomes a story himself when he loses his hand to a caged lion while in India covering a circus. The...



Organ Transplants
H. F. Pizer
067464235X
Oct 1991
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This is essentially a very practical and useful guide for a specialized but growing audience. (Over 14,000 people had organ transplants in 1990.) Its only major limitations is that, with any luck, this title will be quickly out of date as technology and drug regimens improve. Basically comprehensible to a knowledgeable layperson, the book describes transplants of the heart, lung, kidney, pancreas, liver, and bone marrow. In the discussion of the careful balancing of immunosuppression, which tries to avoid both rejection and infection, the depth of information on the biology of the immune system and immunosuppressant drugs may be more than some readers want or need. Psychosocial aspects could have benefited from more attention, and information on further resources such as self-help groups and other organizations...


The Transplant Patient: Biological, Psychiatric, and Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation
Paula T. Trzepacz (Editor), Andrea F. DiMartini (Editor)
0521553547
April 15, 2000
Hardcover
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Review
' ... this book is a convenient, comprehensive, accessible presentation of many societal and psychological issues affecting the practice of organ transplantation ... it will interest all transplantation-team members.' The New England Journal of Medicine
'... should be very useful for the doctors who select patients for organ transplantation or who are involved in the follow-up of these patients. It should be of great interest for psychiatrists and also for psychologists, both of whom, increasingly, are part of organ-transplantation teams.' Didier Houssin, The Lancet

Review
"Overall, this book is a convenient, comprehensive, accessible presentation of many societal and psychological issues affecting the practice of organ transplantation...As a transplantation specialist with a keen...


The Fourth Hand
John Irving
0345463153
April 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review's Best of 2001
Like anything newsworthy, miracles of medicine and technology inevitably make their way out of the headlines and become the stuff of fiction. In recent years readers have been absorbed by media accounts of a transplanted hand, an experiment that ultimately ended in amputation. Medical ethicists reason that a hand, unlike a heart or a liver--essential organs conveniently housed out of sight--is in full view and one of a pair, arguably dispensable. In his 10th novel, however, John Irving undertakes to imagine just such a transplant, which involves a donor, a recipient, a surgeon, a particular Green Bay Packer fan, and the remarkable left hand that brings them together.

Television reporter Patrick Wallingford becomes a story himself when he loses his hand to a caged lion while in India covering a circus. The...



Medical Care of the Liver Transplant Patient
Paul G. Killenberg (Editor), et al
0632045663
April 15, 2001
Hardcover
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Gastrointestinal Endoscopy January, 1999
"This book is easy to read and well worth its cost."

Hepatology vol 27, no 5
the editors have succeeded admirably in their intent to provide a resource for physicians

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American Medical Association Complete Medical Encyclopedia
American Medical Association
0812991001
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
From the Most Trusted Name in Medicine: The American Medical Association

·The only new major medical encyclopedia of the century, completely written by the American Medical Association, America’s top medical authority.
·Organized in easy-to-use A-Z format, it covers thousands of medical terms from the common cold to the Lyme Disease. Hundreds of different surgical procedures and tests are explained, as well as the benefits and potential side effects of drugs and treatments.
·Also includes timely information on issues such as bioterrorism, genetic research, robotic surgery, brain imaging, and bionic people.
·Includes cutting-edge topics in alternative medicine, nutrition, mental health, and cosmetic surgery.
·Written and reviewed by top medical doctors and specialists,...


Transplant: From Myth to Reality
Nicholas L. Tilney
0300099630
September 1, 2003
Hardcover
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From the New England Journal of Medicine, November 27, 2003
Nicholas tilney has written an enjoyable book about the history of organ transplantation, suitable for both professionals and laypersons alike. There is limited medical jargon to interfere with reading by a general audience, yet sufficient technical discussion for physicians, surgeons, and other health care providers. Tilney admits up front that his book is less about individual medical pioneers and more about the progression of understanding and the patients who made substantial sacrifices. He sticks to his word in this regard, although it is hard to miss whom he views as the major scientific contributors. Transplant opens with the story of an incident at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston when kidney transplantation was still in its infancy. A recently discharged...


Mama Might Be Better off Dead: The Failure of Health Care in Urban America
Laurie Kaye Abraham
0226001393
January 1993
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The vicious circle of poverty and illness is powerfully portrayed in Abraham's ( Reinventing Home ) account of an uninsured, black, four-generational family in one of Chicago's "poorest and sickest" neighborhoods. Included in their medical misfortunes: the amputation of both legs of a diabetic grandmother; a drug-addicted husband on kidney dialysis who undergoes a kidney transplant; a partially stroke-paralyzed son; and children who lack primary care and immunization. This personally observed, lucid chronicle and call for reform of our ailing health system covers all levels of responsibility in the medical establishment, and deserves scrutiny by our administration's health service planners. Abraham concludes that a reformed health care system should set limits on health spending while stressing "caring" over...


Organ and Tissue Transplants
Marilyn Gray McClellan
0766019438
Mar 2003
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up-McClellan begins with the personal reactions of family and friends to a teen who has been injured in a car accident and his parents' decision to sustain or withdraw life-support systems. Both elements are dealt with sensitively and informatively. Then, the history of the effort to make transplants a reality is outlined with the important doctors, scientists, and attempts mentioned. The ethics of transplants is discussed but seems less of a focus than the need for donors as the number falls far short of those waiting for organs. With its useful black-and-white photos, anatomical diagram, pie chart, and statistics, this book is equally approachable for curious readers and report writers.Marilyn Fairbanks, Azure IRC, Brockton High School, MACopyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Harvest
Tess Gerritsen
0743532872
July 2003
Compact Disc
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Book Review
When Robin Cook wrote Coma in 1977, the idea of hospital patients being incubated for their vital organs sounded like science fiction. Twenty years later, this gripping thriller about a thriving international black market in human hearts, livers and kidneys could come from tomorrow's "Nightline." Author Gerritsen was an internist before she switched her energies to writing, and her experience shows in every scene. When young surgical resident Dr. Abby DiMatteo assists at her first "harvest" (the removal of living organs from a patient declared legally brain dead) at Boston's posh Bayside Hospital, "she felt vaguely nauseated by the whine of the blade, the smell of bone dust," neither of which seem to bother the veterans. It's obviously a personal memory being mined for good fictional purposes. (Gerritsen wrote paperback...


To the Edge and Back: My Story from Organ Transplant Survivor to Olympic Snowboarder
Chris Klug, Steve Jackson
0786714220
November 5, 2004
Paperback
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Sean Elliot, former NBA star and transplant recipient
Chris Klug has shown the courage, resolve, and faith that make me proud to call myself a fellow transplant recipient.

U.S. Snowboarding News
After TO THE EDGE AND BACK, don't be surprised if your own desire . . . to aim a little higher becomes undeniable.

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Organ Transplants
Tina P. Schwartz
0810849240
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up–This honest and compassionate resource will help teens cope with the emotional, physical, financial, and planning aspects of the transplant process if it happens to them or to someone in their family. The 13 chapters, written in a question-and-answer format, detail the steps involved from diagnosis and being placed on a waiting list to pre- and post-surgery. Schwartz acknowledges the feelings and emotions that adolescents might be experiencing throughout this process. The author does not sugarcoat the problems of qualifying for transplantations, the seriousness of these surgeries, or possible aftermaths. She weaves the harsh realities with a multitude of heartwarming survivors' stories, including an account of her father's transplant. The well-written text is complemented by a comprehensive...


Organ Transplants
James D. Torr (Editor)
0737711612
September 2002
Paperback
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From Booklist
Gr. 6-12. As with most books in the At Issues series, this one packs a big punch in relatively few pages. The topic for debate: What can be done to alleviate the critical shortage of organ donations? The introduction gives readers a clear road map of what's to follow in the pro-and-con articles, which were written by quite a variety of folks--from journalists and legal scholars to doctors. The writers' credentials are spelled out in headnotes and each excerpt is clearly sourced. The broad range of contributors may seem surprising at first, until one gets down to arguments that touch on everything from medicine and technology to morality. Bold heads and pull-out quotes tell readers at a glance what's what as they consider such proposals as cash incentives, transplants from animals, artificial organs, and cloning. The...


Clinical Management of the Transplant Patient
Paul C. Kuo, et al
034076127X
August 15, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
(Arnold) Duke Univ., Durham. Text includes broad-based coverage of abdominal and thoracic transplantation, for residents, fellows, medical students, nurses, and others working in transplant units. Addresses clinical management from pre-transplant evaluation through surgery to outpatient follow-up.

Book Info
(Arnold) Duke Univ., Durham. Text includes broad-based coverage of abdominal and thoracic transplantation, for residents, fellows, medical students, nurses, and others working in transplant units. Addresses clinical management from pre-transplant evaluation through surgery to outpatient follow-up.


Body for Sale
Ed Brassard
0873648587
Jan 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Whether the bottom line is saving lives or making money, medical technology is a source of life and death, hope and new beginnings, and big bucks. Find out how you can cash in on this lucrative trade. Earn money and get free treatment and cutting-edge drugs.


Organ Transplants
Manufactured by Gale Group
0737711620
September 2002
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Gr. 6-12. As with most books in the At Issues series, this one packs a big punch in relatively few pages. The topic for debate: What can be done to alleviate the critical shortage of organ donations? The introduction gives readers a clear road map of what's to follow in the pro-and-con articles, which were written by quite a variety of folks--from journalists and legal scholars to doctors. The writers' credentials are spelled out in headnotes and each excerpt is clearly sourced. The broad range of contributors may seem surprising at first, until one gets down to arguments that touch on everything from medicine and technology to morality. Bold heads and pull-out quotes tell readers at a glance what's what as they consider such proposals as cash incentives, transplants from animals, artificial organs, and cloning. The...


Organ Transplants
Robert Finn
156592634X
Jan 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
More than 60,000 Americans each year face the prospect of needing a new heart, kidney, liver, lung, or pancreas. Most wait for months, even years, to receive a donated organ. For those with illnesses for which transplantation may be the last hope, journalist Finn has written a comprehensive guide to a complex, sometimes frightening world. He explains how selection decisions are made and how organ procurement systems work; dispels commonly held myths about donation; provides a description of the immune system and the drugs used to control rejection; illustrates through individual cases what the actual process of waiting for and finally receiving an organ is like; discusses the different surgical procedures required for each type of organ transplant; examines the postsurgical physical and emotional roller coaster...


Organ Transplants
James Barter
1590186842
October 2005
Hardcover
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Review
Book Report : "Titles in this series chronicle medical discoveries that have affected us. The series does a good job of presenting the discoveries and discussing how they have changed society...These books, based on their format and bibliographies which offer further resources, are a good starting point for student research. Consider them if these topics are researched in your school."
-- Book Report (September 2002)
School Library Journal : "These refreshingly readable yet thorough descriptions of important scientific developments relate procedures and principles in a clear and accurate manner."
-- School Library Journal (May 2002)

Book Description
Organ transplantation is one of the major medical triumphs of the last fifty years. Today, surgeons routinely...


Organ Preservation and Transplant Surgery
Jean-Michel Dubernard
1841841285
June 1, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Longer-term preservation of the heart is still an unsolved problem in medicine, and this text considers that issue, along with the pros and cons of organ donation from live or cadaveric donors. It profiles many different organs, including the heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, intestine and bowel, and discuses the various aspects of preservation. Cooling and preservation solutions are of special interest as researchers are actively exploring the composition of those solutions. Fully referenced and illustrated, Organ Preservation and Transplant Surgery will be of particular interest to those involved in the often complex surgery of organ harvesting or trainees in transplantation surgery.

Book Info
Hopital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France. Text covers in detail organ...

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