Cardiology in the Young 2010; Page 1 of 9


© Cambridge University Press, 2010

Received: 28 October 2009; Accepted: 2 January 2010

The paediatric cardiology Hall of Fame: Maude Elizabeth Abbott



William N Evans, MD, Marie J Bˇland



ChildrenÕs Heart Center Nevada, 3006 S Maryland Pkwy, Ste 690, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA.




Few paediatric cardiologists know of Maude Abbott. Yet before Helen Taussig, no one contributed more to founding the speciality than Maude Abbott. She achieved international fame as the early 20th centuryexpert on cardiac malformations. We summarise here her life and contributions, indicating how she is morethan justified in being inducted to the Hall of Fame.


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