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A thorough knowledge of congenital cardiac anomalies is essential to every internist, for, no matter how infrequent these lesions may be, if one is to stand on safe ground in the differential diagnosis of heart disease, he must have an understanding of the circulatory and respiratory phenomena associated with such disturbances of development of the heart. Such an understanding has a practical clinical value far out of proportion to the relative frequency of cardiac anomalies. The study of the circulatory and respiratory signs and symptoms produced by such defects, which are the result of the interaction of simple physical laws
The Diagnosis of Congenital Cardiac Disease. Part I, The "So-called Acyanotic" Cases. Ann Intern Med. 1928;1:941–942. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-1-11-941
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;1(11):941-942.
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