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October 1947

News and Comment

Am J Dis Child. 1947;74(4):518-519. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02030010531015

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GENERAL NEWS  Committee Formed to Study Congenital Malformations Associated with Maternal Infection During Early Pregnancy.—The relation between certain congenital malformations and rubella contracted by the mother early in pregnancy has been demonstrated. However, it is not known how often such cases occur, nor is it known whether infections other than rubella produce malformations in the fetus.A group of pediatricians have formed a committee to study this important problem. Serving on the committee are Dr. Stewart Clifford, Brookline, Mass.; Dr. Herbert C. Miller, Kansas City, Kan.; Dr. Clement A. Smith, Boston; Dr. Josef Warkany, Cincinnati; Dr. James L. Wilson, Detroit, and Dr. Herman Yannet, Southbury, Conn.A questionnaire has been prepared and sent to all pediatricians, obstetricians and ophthalmologists in the United States in order that such cases as have already been seen may be reported. The study has been approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Financial support

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