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How did organ transplant surgery come to be?

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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Identical twin first

First successes were in identical twins, one of whom was healthy and the other had kidney failure.
Since their genes (dna) were the same, no rejection would occur and their was no need for immunosuppression which had not yet been developed. So, kidney transplant was first successful in humans in 1954. Liver + heart transplants were first successful in 1967.

In brief: Identical twin first

First successes were in identical twins, one of whom was healthy and the other had kidney failure.
Since their genes (dna) were the same, no rejection would occur and their was no need for immunosuppression which had not yet been developed. So, kidney transplant was first successful in humans in 1954. Liver + heart transplants were first successful in 1967.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: In the imagination

It was in the imagination centuries ago.
Read the legend of saints cosmas and damian in the 3rd century a.D, and see the paintings of the sacrastant with the leg of the moor--can find on google.

In brief: In the imagination

It was in the imagination centuries ago.
Read the legend of saints cosmas and damian in the 3rd century a.D, and see the paintings of the sacrastant with the leg of the moor--can find on google.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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