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Chris Barnard - By Those Who Know Him, David Cooper, Ed. Vlaeberg Publishers. This book marks the 25th anniversary of the first heart transplant, which was performed by Dr. Barnard in Cape Town, South Africa. To honor the occasion, 60 colleagues and acquaintances from throughout the world have put together a collection of reminiscences about him that throws some light on his character, personality, and experience as a surgeon, writer, and speaker. To order this book, send your check or money order for $17.75 to: Oklahoma Transplant Institute, Baptist Medical Center, 3300 NW. Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73112. Make the checks payable to Vlaeberg Publishers. (Price includes shipping and handling, and royalties are being donated to the Chris Barnard Fund.)
The Puzzle People: Memoirs of a Transplant Surgeon by Thomas E. Starzl, MD. University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh and London, © 1992. Dr. Starzl is one of the pioneers in the field of transplantation. This autobiography documents both his life and the history of transplantation. Dr. Starzl also uses the book as a vehicle for stating his positions on many hotly debated issues including the costs of transplant operations and the system for selecting organ recipients.
Transplant Success Stories 1993 by Paul I. Terasaki, Ph.D. and Jane Schoenberg, Ed. The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles, © 1993. A compilation of stories in which transplant recipients tell in their own words what transplantation has meant to them and their families. In addition, members of three donor families give accounts of how their gift of life helped in some measure to reconcile them to their grief. This book also includes a list of worldwide transplant centers, nationwide support groups, and transplant records. To order, send your check to UCLA Tissue Typing Laboratory, 950 Veteran Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 09924 (Phone 310-825-7651) The cost of the book is $10.00, including shipping and handling. Quantity discounts are available.
Transplants: Unwrapping the Second Gift of Life by Pat Stave Helmberger. CHRONIMED Publishing, Minneapolis, MN © 1992. This is a collection of interviews with organ recipients and their families, donor families, and medical professionals. The author is the sister of a heart transplant recipient, so she offers insights from her own experiences. The book is available from Chronimed Publishing, PO Box 47945, Dept. 861, Minneapolis, MN 55447-9727 (800-848-2793) for $9.95 Plus $3.00 shipping and handling.
Sweet Reprieve by Frank Maier and his wife Ginny Maier. Crown Publishers Inc. New York, © 1991. A journalist's story about his experiences with liver transplantation. The reader is taken from diagnosis through the pre- and post-transplant highs and lows.
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