Surgery: The Age of Alloplasty

It will be some time before the first man with an artificial heart walks down the street on artificial legs, breathing through an artificial lung, his blood coursing through long stretches of artificial artery, his metabolic poisons filtered by an internal artificial kidney, while he admires the landscape through artificial corneas in eyes filled with a chemical fluid the consistency of molasses. It may be that no one man will ever enjoy all these advantages of alloplasty-surgery in which foreign materials are used to replace the body's natural parts. But it will...

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