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Birth is so abrupt an event in man that a special group of disorders, the congenital malformations, has been defined in relation to it. In many ways the term is unfortunate in that it designates a specialty without a specialist, and many cases live and die inadequately studied in the no-man's land between obstetrics, pediatrics, pathology, and, in Scotland, the Registrar General. To overcome this neglect the Ciba Foundation brought together diverse specialists for a symposium; their papers are now presented, along with the associated discussions.
Authoritative articles may be found on such diverse, yet relevant, studies as the human
Congenital Malformations.. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:838. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-54-4-838_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(4):838.
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