Demikhov, Vladimir Petrovich, Trans. by Basil Haigh
Title EXPERIMENTAL TRANSPLANTATION OF VITAL ORGANS. AUTHORIZED TRANSLATION FROM THE RUSSIAN BY BASIL HAIGH.
Book Condition Near Fine with no dust jacket
Publisher Houston Consultants Bureau 2001
Seller ID 8506
Original red, gilt-lettered cloth in like new condition. 285 pages. An unread copy of the International Center for Medical Technologies reprinted edition (Houston, 2001? ) (ICMT publication No.202). Translation of Peresadka zhiznenno vazhnykh organov v eksperimente (transliterated form) . Vladimir Petrovich Demikhov was a Soviet scientist and organ transplant pioneer, who performed several transplantations in the 1930s and 1950s, such as the transplantation of a heart into an animal and a lung-heart replacement in an animal. He is also well known for his transplantation of the heads of dogs.  He conducted his dog head transplants during the 1950s, resulting in two-headed dogs, and this ultimately led to the head transplants in monkeys by Dr. Robert White, who was inspired by Demikhov's work. Achievements: 1937 – world's first artificial heart; 1946 – world's first heterotopic heart transplant into the chest; 1946 – world's first heart-lung transplant; 1947 – world's first lung transplant; 1948 – world's first liver transplant; 1951 – world's first orthotopic heart transplant; 1952 – world's first mammary-coronary anastomosis; 1954 – world's first head transplant. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; x, 285 pages