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December 1951


AMA Arch Surg. 1951;63(6):866-882. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1951.01250040882020

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A clinic on congenital heart disease was held at 11:30 a. m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, 1950, at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. George H. Humphreys II, presiding.

Dr. George H. Humphreys:  The subject for today's discussion is congenital cyanotic heart disease. I should like to present this boy, Edgar Leary, who represents the problem that we are to discuss.Edgar was referred to our clinic from another hospital in July, 1947, at the age of 11. He has been cyanotic ever since the age of 1 year, when he was adopted, and probably before that. His family history is unknown but he has a brother who has been consistently larger and stronger than he, although about a year and a half younger. The brother also has a heart murmur. Edgar has always been small, but his development has not been delayed, up to puberty. He is now

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