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August 1921


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Am J Dis Child. 1921;22(2):181-185. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1921.04120020078005

The heart described in this paper has a patulous ductus arteriosus which is dilated to the extent of being aneurysmal. In my experience this is a most unusual finding, and so few instances are recorded that the case is worthy of report.

REPORT OF CASE  Baby E., male 3 days old, one of twins born spontaneously in the Jefferson Hospital Maternity Department, service of Prof. E. P. Davis, was undersized and weak, but there was no external evidence of faulty development; the weakness progressed until death occurred. Diagnosis: general debility. The other twin, a female, was of normal size and weight and apparently healthy; so far as I know this child is strong and well. The mother, white, aged 26, is engaged in general housework. Her family history contains no point bearing on this case. Her personal history is negative. She has had one previous normal pregnancy and the child

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