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May 1964

An Atlas of Congenital Heart Disease.

Arch Intern Med. 1964;113(5):788-789. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.00280110168047

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This new atlas of congenital heart disease is a worthwhile addition to the growing literature on the subject. Five hundred and three autopsy specimens are reviewed. Of particular merit is the chapter describing in detail, and illustrated by clear photographs, a method for the examination of the congenitally malformed heart at autopsy. It would be most helpful if all prosectors would follow the principles of dissection that Dr. Sherman sets forth.

The atlas in general is complete and well illustrated by good black-and-white photographs. A large number of diagrams and semidiagrams are included, some of which could have been omitted. The bibliography, although brief, is up to date and quite selective in nature.

It is unfortunate that so little attention was paid to the changes in the pulmonary veins and arteries which are associated with cardiovascular malformations. A chapter on the pulmonary blood vessels including the microscopic findings would have

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