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Based not only on a study of 357 cases of congenital cardiac disease that had come to necropsy, this new monograph also draws on an extensive review of the literature. The pathological material included 256 specimens observed at the Section of Pathologic Anatomy of the Mayo Clinic from January 1920 to July 1954, and 101 referred from outside sources for review.
Minor manifestations capable of producing little or no functional disturbance were excluded. The hearts of 357 patients were grouped in two divisions: those with a "single malformation" and those with a "combination of malformations." The term "single malformation" included
Congenital Cardiac Disease: A Review of 357 Cases Studied Pathologically.. Ann Intern Med. ;57:860–861. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-5-860_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(5):860-861.
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