The European Dialysis and Transplant Association's fourth conference, held in Paris, France, in June
1967, has been recorded in a clothbound book. It consists of three sections: dialysis, with 54 papers (six
in French); transplantation, 6 papers
(one); and "demonstrations," 22
(six). Related discussions are also
published. Dialysis is clearly emphasized and presentations summarize
European advances, chiefly technical, during the preceding year. The
smattering of contributions from
Australia, Canada, Israel, and the
United States adds international
Compared to its new world counterpart, the Transactions of the
American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, this edition is more
limited in scope; there is greater
concentration on renal problems.
The American book also includes
heart-lung and other artificial organ
substitutes. This particular focus
does, however, permit specific consideration of transplantation, whereas less space is so devoted in the
One gains the impression that investigators on both continents are
advancing along strikingly
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