A simple method for transplantation of autologous bone and marrow to the rat kidney is described and the usefulness of this preparation for research on bone and marrow growth is pointed out.

While an induction mechanism cannot be conclusively ruled out by these studies, the histologic evidence strongly supports the concept that growth of implanted bone and marrow is due to survival of small islands of active bone and marrow cells and from these foci, repopulation takes place.

This content is only available as a PDF.