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There is certainly much material on the ductus arteriosus to be found here, but I found its pertinence and value limited. References date back to Galen, and numerous reports from the 16th to the 19th centuries are cited, which are of greater interest to the historian than to the practitioner of medicine.
Chapter 4 is essentially a summary of Congdon's 1922 manuscript on embryology, whereas Chapter 7 on innervation contains details that would better fit a specific paper than a general monograph. Chapter 15 lists museum situations related to the ductus arteriosus, with no indication of clinical incidence.
The Ductus Arteriosus.. Ann Intern Med. ;81:277–278. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-2-277_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(2):277-278.
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