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Transplantation of Ovarian and Testicular Tissues, by R. G. Gosden, Yves Aubard

Transplantation of Ovarian and Testicular Tissues (Medical Intelligence Unit)

by R. G. Gosden, Yves Aubard

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Format: Paperback, 1st ed., 144pp. 
ISBN: 0412105314
Publisher: Landes Bioscience 
Pub. Date: May 1996

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The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Gosden, Roger G., PhD, DSc(Univ of Leeds); Aubard, Yves, MD(Universitaire de Limoges)

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Reviewer: Roy E. Weiss, MD, PhD (University of Chicago Medical Center)

Description: This very exciting book discusses the science of transplantation of ovarian and testicular tissue either as a whole or in part. This text is uniform in style and is quite readable.

Purpose: This book is part of the Medical Intelligence Unit series published by R.G. Landes, whose goal is to publish books in rapidly changing areas of bioscience. Most of their books are ""published within 90-120 days from receipt of manuscript."" This book was written in September 1995 and was received 11 months later; the latest reference is 1994. All of this notwithstanding, as most books are published with much longer delay periods, this book is an important review of an interesting subject matter.

Audience: The author's intention is to review ovarian and testicular transplants to satisfy the needs of researchers and practitioners of reproductive medicine.

Features: Although it has been 100 years since the initial report of an ovarian graft in a patient with premature menopause, there has not been any recent resource to evaluate the state of this field. The monograph is well organized into a chapter on the history of this specialty and then discussions of fetal tissue transplants, techniques of storage of gonadal tissue, and ethics and legal implications of transplantation. The photomicrographs are of acceptable quality, and the line drawings and flow diagrams are very good.

Assessment: The reason one should have this in his or her library is because it is the rare book where one can find an in-depth review of the subject of ovarian and testicular transplantation that is also very readable.

From Booknews

Although gonadal organs or tissues have been transplanted for a century, the subject is still controversial when applied to women, and humorous when applied to men. Here are discussions of the purposes, physiology, challenges, and procedures of transplanting ovaries and testicles; and of fetal tissue transplants, the storage of gonadal tissue at low temperatures, and ethical and legal implications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Table of Contents

1 Why Transplant Gonadal Tissue?   1

2 Physiology of Gonadal Function   21

3 The Challenges of Transplantation Biology   43

4 Transplantation of Ovarian Tissue   65

5 Transplantation of Testicular Tissue   89

6 Fetal Tissue Transplants   103

7 Storage of Gonadal Tissue at Low Temperatures   115

8 Ethical and Legal Implications   131

9 Summary   141

Index   143

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