September 11, 1954

An Atlas of Congenital Anomalies of the Heart and Great Vessels

JAMA. 1954;156(2):206. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02950020112035

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In this great medical atlas, the description of each anomaly is aided by photographs of models in color, photographs of the actual specimen, diagrams, roentgenograms, electrocardiograms, and in many instances data derived from cardiac catheterization and other significant clinical data. To assemble such a book required a tremendous amount of work and could have been done only by a closely integrated group such as this one from the Mayo Clinic. Several anomalies such as Ebstein's malformation of the tricuspid valve, Marfan's syndrome, and anomalies of the coronary arteries are added in this new edition. The authors have wisely kept the clinical data to outline form and have refrained from discussing treatment. The book describes as clearly and concisely as possible each congenital defect. Those interested in medical history will be pleased with the section of short biographical sketches and pictures of the important persons in the field. A carefully selected

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