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March 29, 1913

A Clinical Manual of the Malformations and Congenital Diseases of the Fetus.

JAMA. 1913;60(13):1020. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340130066041

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The author has collected information pertaining to malformations and some congenital diseases—anatomic, physiologic, pathologic and clinical—and made a book of it. Those congenital conditions, such as syphilis, which are fully dealt with in books on obstetrics, etc., are not included. Malformations are taken up in detail, as for instance, their causation and classification, the arrest of development the whole embryonic rudiment, defective development of the spinal canal, brain, face, neck, thorax and its contents, digestive apparatus and other abdominal viscera, genitalia, bony skeleton, skin, etc. The final chapter discusses the legal rights of monsters. The book is well written and the illustrations, although not numerous, are well made. The many references to the literature cannot fail to prove of value. The book certainly fills a longfelt want because heretofore many books had to be consulted to gain even a small amount of the information which has been collected in this

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