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Readers are permitted to cite and quote from the dissertation in their own research papers, articles, publications, etc. with full attribution made to this authorized reference: J. Michael Dennis. 1992. The Politics of Kidney Transplantation. Dissertation Thesis, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago.
The author is grateful for the mentoring and moral and intellectual support of Professor Jon Elster. The research was made possible by a grant awarded to Professor Elster from the Russell Sage Foundation for the Local Justice project. The UNOS community and the "grand old men" of kidney transplantation were generous with their time and knowledge.
The PDF files made available here were made from a mix of available hard copy and electronic files. Page numbering has been thrown off as a result of converting the files from one word processing program to a second and then a third one. Page numbering in the Table of Contents do not always match what is the actual chapters. Figures and tables are cut and pasted from the original hardcopy document.
A condensed version was published as: J. Michael Dennis, Ph.D. "Scarce Medical Resources: Hemodialysis and Kidney Transplantation," in Jon Elster, ed., Local Justice in America, New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 1995.
An article I wrote out of concern of over-politicization of the medicine of transplantation: J. Michael Dennis. "A Review of Centralized-Rule Making in American Transplantation," Transplantation Reviews 6 (April 1992): 130-137.