Surgery: Transposition Corrected

During the last quarter-century, surgeons have been learning to correct many cases of the innumerable inborn defects of the heart. But one form of heart trouble has defied all their skill and ingenuity. Called total transposition of the great vessels, it is devastating in its effects on the victim. Half the babies born with it die within a month, and only a very few survive to reach a severely handicapped adolescence. But last week a team of Cincinnati surgeons reported to the American Heart Association that they had performed a corrective operation...

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