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A CONTRIBUTION TO THE DIAGNOSIS AND PROGNOSIS OF CONGENITAL CARDIAC DISEASE

CHARLES HUNTER DUNN, M.D.
Am J Dis Child. 1914;VIII(3):185-195. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1914.04300010192001.
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In 1901, in Vienna, I undertook as a special study the subject of congenital cardiac disease. It seemed to me that necropsies in which congenital cardiac lesions were found were so frequent, especially in the obstetric division of the general hospital, that there was a good opportunity to study these conditions by a comparison of the clinical and post-mortem findings. The number of cases which I had an opportunity to study in this way were in the end so few (thirty), that I have hitherto hesitated to publish the results of this investigation, and have waited until I should be able to add to my series of cases. This I have done, somewhat, from the records of the Infants' Hospital, although only comparatively few cases have been added, as we are able to obtain permission for so few necropsies. Since I began to do the hospital necropsies in 1907, a

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