The title of this monograph is deceptive in that it might, by its modest implications, lead the reader to imagine another lengthy, confused, descriptive record of clinical experience had been published. In fact, it is a superlative record by eight authors presenting a model for intelligent, thoughtful, and responsibly planned investigation of a new method of therapy embracing the frontier knowledge of surgery, immunology, pharmacology, and internal medicine. One can speculate wistfully how much further along we would be in the therapy of many a disease if the implications of the problem and its rational solution had been the goal of a team of clinicians and investigators comparable to that marshalled by the University of Colorado School of Medicine to study renal transplantation. This book is the first to be published embracing extensive clinical experience in this specialty.
A few glittering generalities are in order. The monograph covers all aspects