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June 16, 1951

Congenital Heart Disease

JAMA. 1951;146(7):688. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670070080040

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In the eleven years since the first edition of the book was published, there have been so many important advances in diagnosis and treatment that this edition is largely rewritten and is, therefore, practically a new book. The author has described his own observations based on a large series of cases followed for many years. He has also quoted extensively from the literature and has included a well-chosen, fairly complete bibliography of the important literature. The common abnormalities, particularly those that can be recognized clinically, are given more prominence than rare lesions that can be diagnosed only at autopsy. Although information gained by catheterization is discussed adequately, angiocardiography is only briefly mentioned, chiefly because the author, as he himself states in the preface, has had little personal experience with the technique. The book is easy to read, even in the sections devoted to the more complicated congenital defects. The illustrations

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