Carrel, A. The culture of organs
Alexis Carrel. The culture of organs
The purpose of this book is chiefly to describe the technique of the cultivation of whole organs in the Lindbergh pump. The results of the experiments are mentioned only as a proof of the efficiency of the procedures used for keeping the tissues alive in vitro. The method is composed of two parts, mechanical and surgical. The mechanical part was completed in 1935. The surgical part, which differs slightly according to each organ and each anatomical region, was studied during the following years.
This work was rendered possible by Mr. John D. Rockefeller, who created The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, and by far-reaching thought of Dr. Simon Flexner. The development of the method is due to the exceptional skill of the staff of the division of Experimental Surgery.
organ culture techiques, perfussion, blood - circulation, tissue culture
The Rockefeller University, "Carrel, A. The culture of organs" (1938). RU Authors. 16.