TTS Historical Library

The Transplantation Society has started a historical reference library to be housed in the International Headquarters in Montreal.

Randall-E.-MorrisTTS Historian

Randall E. Morris
Research Professor Emeritus, Stanford, CA, USA
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The library includes books by and about Past-Presidents and other principle figures in our field, classic treatises, important obituaries, pertinent archival papers, and a relatively large collection of relevant photographs and pictures. Anyone interested in the rich background of transplantation is welcome to avail him or herself of this material, much of which will eventually be digitalized. Below is a current list of contents. Anyone with historical data and would be interested in donating to this central repository would be very welcome to do so by sending it to our TTS HQ at:

The Transplantation Society
International Headquarters
1255 University Street, Suite 605
Montreal, QC H3B 3V9 CANADA
Tel: 514-874-1717

Books for TTS library, International Headquarters, Montreal
(as of 18 MAY 2010)

  • Antibodies, Brit Med Bull 19, no3, 1963.
  • Barronio G, On Grafting in Animals
  • Brent L, A History of Transplantation Immunology
  • Transplantation of Tissues and Organs, Brit Med Bull 21, no 2, 1965
  • Burnett MacF, Cellular Immunology
  • Calne RY, Art, Surgery, and Transplantation
  • Calne RY, Too Many People
  • Calne RY, The Ultimate Gift
  • Ciba Foundation Symposium, 1962. Transplantation
  • Cooper D (ed) Chris Barnard by Those Who Knew Him
  • Doherty P, The Beginner’s Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize: A Life in Science
  • Dossetor JB, Beyond the Hippocratic Oath: A Memoir on the Rise of Modern Medical Ethics
  • Edwards WS and Edwards PD, Alexis Carrel: Visionary Surgeon
  • Ehrenfried A, Reverdin and other methods of skin-grafting. NEJM CLXI:911, 1904.
  • Fehrman-Ekholm I, Morning Gift
  • Fox RC, Swazey JP, The Courage to Fail: A Social View of Organ Transplants and Dialysis
  • Fox RC, Swazey, Spare Parts: Organ Replacement in American Society
  • Groth CG (ed) Pancreatic Transplantation
  • Hamilton D, The Monkey Gland Affair
  • Hamburger K, Crosnier ZJ, Grünfeld J-P, Néphrologie
  • Herrick CB, The Best He Had to Offer: The Ron Herrick Story
  • Johna S, George M. Abouna: The History of a Pioneer in Transplant Surgery
  • Küss R, Bourget, Une Histoire Illustrée de la Greffe D’Organes: La Grande Adventure du Siècle
  • Küss R, Bourget, An Illustrated History of Organ Transplantation: The Great Adventure of the Century
  • Medawar JS, A Very Decided Preferance: Life with Peter Medawar
  • Medawar PB, The Art of the Soluble
  • Medawar PB, The Future of Man: The Reith Lectures
  • Medawar PB, Advice to a Young Scientist
  • Medawar PB, The Uniqueness of the Individual
  • Medawar PB, The Threat and The Glory: Reflections on Science and Scientists
  • Medarar PB and Medawar JS, The Life of Science: Current Ideas of Biology
  • Medawar PB and Medawar JS , Aristotle to Zoos: A Philosophical Dictionary of Biology
  • Moore FD, Give and Take: The Development of Tissue Transplantation
  • Moore FD, Transplant: The Give and Take of Tissue Transplantation
  • Moore FD, A Miracle and a Privilege: Recounting a Half-Century of Surgical Advance
  • Morris PJ, Kidney Transplantation: Principles and Practice (2nd ed)
  • Murray JE, Surgery of the Soul: Reflections on a Curious Career
  • Najarian JS, Simmons RL, Transplantation
  • Nossal GJV, Antibodies and Immunity
  • Santiago-Delgin, Eduardo A. and Ruiz-Speare, J. Octavio, Trasplante de Organos, 2a. Edicion
  • Sexton C, The Seeds of Time: The Life of Sir Macfarlane Burnet
  • Stark T, Knife to the Heart: the Story of Transplant Surgery
  • Starzl TE, The Puzzle People: Memoirs of a Transplant Surgeon
  • Söderqvist T, Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jerne
  • Terasaki PI, History of Transplantation: Thirty-five Recollections
  • The Nobel Prize Annual 1990
  • Tilney NL, Transplantation Biology: Cellular and Molecular Aspects
  • Tilney NL, Transplant: From Myth to Reality
  • Tilney NL, A Perfectly Striking Departure: Surgeons and Surgery at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital 1912-1980.
  • Woodruff MFA, On Science and Surgery
  • Woodruff MFA, The Transplantation of Tissues and Organs


  • Barker C, pictures of Rupert Billingham
  • XVII TTS Congress. A Half Century Retrospective of Transplantation: A Special Symposium Honoring Pioneers of Transplantation (tape)
  • Calne RY, signed framed print of liver transplant
  • Large number of assorted slides and pictures