10/04/17 • 29 min
This episode is about how the devastating burns that were sustained during the Battle of Britain in WW2 lead the rekindling of Transplant Medicine and the advances that we have seen since then. I’ve been talking to Professor John Forsythe, transplant surgeon and former president of the British transplant society about the state of transplantation today and where it might go in the future. NB The audio has been updated with the correct date of the first twin transplant: 1954, not 1945 as previously stated Battle of Britain - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Britain A good book that I remember reading a long time ago written by one of the pilots of the Battle of Britain – First Light https://www.amazon.co.uk/First-Light-Penguin-World-Collection/dp/0141042753 Peter Medawar – https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1960/medawar-bio.html http://www.aai.org/About/History/Notable-Members/Nobel-Laureates/PeterMedawar Professor John Forsythe - http://www.ed.ac.uk/surgery/staff/surgical-profiles/john-forsythe Transplantation An excellent and in depth book about the history of transplant surgery - A History of Organ Transplantation https://www.amazon.co.uk/History-Organ-Transplantation-Ancient-Practice/dp/0822944138 British Transplant Society - https://bts.org.uk European Society for Organ Transplantation - http://www.esot.org Organ Donation - https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk Listen on Youtube - https://youtu.be/BUX_uzacyq4
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