Coarctation of the aorta or stenosis of the aortic isthmus (adult type) is rarely recognized clinically during childhood. The recent description of diagnostic roentgenologic criteria by Railsback and Dock1 and Fray2 should facilitate earlier diagnosis. The comprehensive review of the embryology, pathology and pathologic physiology of coarctation of the aorta by Hamilton and Abbott,3 Abbott,4 King5 and Blumgart, Lawrence and Ernstene6 makes recapitulation unnecessary.
REPORT OF A CASE
History.—A colored girl, aged 20, had been under observation at the Heart Clinic of the New York Nursery and Child's Hospital since the age of 9 years. She was born in the West Indies, and was the youngest of three children. Her two sisters and the mother were alive and well. The father had died of an unknown cause. The patient was born at full term and developed normally, being free from the usual diseases