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August 7, 1948

Congenital Malformations of the Heart

JAMA. 1948;137(15):1344. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890490072035

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This book on congenital malformations of the heart must be on the desk of every cardiologist and physician interested in congenital heart disease. Even those who occasionally see a patient with congenital heart disease will enjoy reading this book and will be aided in making a correct diagnosis. The book is well planned, clearly and concisely written. Each type of congenital malformation of the heart is dealt with similarly according to a definite pattern. This plan makes the book an excellent reference work in which one can find promptly what is being sought. Students and practicing physicians enjoy reading a book in which facts and observations are arranged in an orderly manner on a simple, well formed trellis where they can be seen.

The reading matter is well clarified by illustrations which truly illustrate. Reproductions of roentgenograms are good, and the line drawings indicating what is to be seen in