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The history of liver transplantation

In this film Dr Lalor introduces key events in the history of liver transplantation.

It might seem a bit unorthodox here, but we thought we would start this week with a tour of the history of transplantation. It makes sense to do it at this point, partly because you now know some of the characters and drugs that we will mention, and also because it makes a nice contrast to the more futuristic areas we’ll go on to discuss later this week.

Some key points to watch out for are :

  • Progress up to the 19th century (0 to 5 min 40sec)

  • The early 20th century (6 to 8 minutes)

  • After the 1920s (8 minutes 20 sec onwards)

  • The 1970s (from 11 minutes and 30 seconds)

  • The 1980s (12 minutes 25 seconds onwards)

So watch this video and let us know if there are any examples that particularly interest you or that you find surprising in the comments below.

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