Spare Parts for People

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“Clear, current, vivid writing makes accessible to the general reader the complex problems encountered in transplanting hearts, lungs, and livers, in replacing skin, and creating artificial joints, limbs, and larynxes.”--Kirkus Reviews

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Margery Facklam is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Margery Facklam include New York: The Empire State (Welcome to the Empire State!), Modern Medicines: The Discovery and Development of Healing Drugs (Science and Technology in Focus).

Howard Facklam is a contributor for the following Houghton Mifflin Company Title: Spare Parts for People

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Grade 6-9 A fascinating look at some of the major advances in modern medicine in the field of bioengineering. The book begins with a look at the development of artificial limbs, followed by organ transplants, artificial organs, and artificial body parts. Nearly every part of the body is considered, from skin to single cells. Finally, current research and future possibilities, such as brain grafts and limb regeneration, are introduced. Each topic is presented from a historical perspective, tracing developments to current practice. Bioethical questions are raised, but the discussion is kept to a minimum; readers are encouraged to consider organ bequests. Lots of examples and anecdotes liven up the material, including quotes from researchers and quips from recipients.The writing is clear and easily understandable, with just enough detail to inform but not overwhelm. This would be a good update to Arnold Madison's Transplanted and Artificial Body Organs (Beaufort, 1981) or Gloria Skurzynski's Bionic Parts for People (Four Winds, 1978; o.p.); couple it with Ann E. Weiss's Bioethics: Dilemma's in Modern Medicine (Enslow, 1985) for the full picture. Denise L. Moll, Lone Pine Elementary School, West Bloomfield, Mich.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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