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September 27, 1995

Moss and Adams' Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Including the Fetus and Young Adult

Author Affiliations

The Heart Institute for Children Oak Lawn, Ill

JAMA. 1995;274(12):989-990. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530120083049

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Six years have passed since the last edition of Moss and Adams, one of the classic pediatric cardiology texts, which has now been with us since its first edition in 1968. The new fifth edition shows, as expected, multiple changes.

The title of the text has changed slightly, stressing that congenital heart disease now ranges from the fetus to the young adult (no longer can we restrict ourselves to being "pediatric cardiologists"). The text is now in two volumes with more than 1800 pages. (The fourth edition was a single volume of 1066 pages.) The quality of the paper is improved; increased line spacing avoids the crowded appearance of earlier editions.

Volume 1 covers a wide variety of diagnostic and general topics. Volume 2 includes most of the clinical discussions of specific malformations. It is not surprising that much of the new material is in volume 1, including extensive sections

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