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The task of compiling a handbook of congenital malformations is a formidable one indeed. This book contains over 700 entities including numerous syndromes and such obscure deformities as Mozart and Wildermuth ears. Each malformation is defined and comments are made regarding prevalence, associated anomalies, hereditary factors, treatment, and outlook, and in most cases one or more references are given.
While the various authors present rather clear definitions of each anomaly in question, many of their subsequent comments are inaccurate. The following are examples:
1. One author states that the common genetically determined trait of syndactyly may be transmitted as a
Handbook of Congenital Malformations.. Ann Intern Med. ;68:721–722. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-3-721_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(3):721-722.
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