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Internists and cardiologists are indebted to the American Heart Association for what must have been a labor of love—reprinting Maude Abbott's classic text exactly as it appeared 18 years ago. Her work in the classification and diagnosis of congenital cardiac defects provided a basis for the development of the more complex diagnostic methods, and remarkable surgical therapy in this field today. To review this volume would be presumptuous. Suffice it to quote from Dr. P. D. White's foreword in the original, "It was left to Maude Abbott, fired by a spark from Osler, to make the subject (of congenital heart
Atlas of Congenital Cardiac Disease.. Ann Intern Med. ;42:215. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-1-215_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(1):215.
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