The concept of liver replacement was apparently first envisioned by Cannon  of Los Angeles, who performed liver replacements in animals without survival. His report was so brief that it did not have a title and did not even stipulate the animals used. The first detailed report of liver transplantation was by C. Stewart Welch  of Albany, New York, who transplanted auxiliary organs into the pelvis or right paravertebral gutter of dogs.
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