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This beautifully written and illustrated little monograph from the Wenner-Gren Research Laboratory in Stockholm succinctly summarizes the authors' investigations of the human foetal and neonatal circulation.
By the use of angiocardiography and cineangiocardiography on fetuses obtained at therapeutic abortions, the authors graphically portray the course of the circulation, and by similar studies on normal newborns, they demonstrate the changes that occur with the first breath and in the first few days of life as the foramen ovale, the ductus arteriosus, and the ductus venosus close and the lungs begin to function. The angiographic reproductions are so superb that the text
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Human Foetal and Neonatal Circulation.. Ann Intern Med. 1964;61:991. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-5-991_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(5_Part_1):991.
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Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
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