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The phenomenon of cyanosis of the skin and mucous membranes, usually spoken of as Cyanopathia or Morbus Caeruleus, associated with certain cases of congenital heart disease, has long been a problem about which much discussion has been waged and varying views have been offered in explanation of its etiology. The oldest of these views is that of de Senac (1749), who advanced the theory that the cyanosis is due to a mixture of venous and arterial blood. Supported by Gintrac, Corvisart and many other authorities, this view has been refuted by Peacock and others, on the ground that cyanosis is
MORBUS CAERULEUS. Ann Intern Med. ;2:1223–1227. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-11-1223
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;2(11):1223-1227.
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