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The paediatric cardiology Hall of Fame: Maude Elizabeth Abbott

  • William N. Evans (a1) and Marie J. Béland (a2)


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 century expert on cardiac malformations. We summarise here her life and contributions, indicating how she is more than justified in being inducted to the Hall of Fame.


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Correspondence to: W. N. Evans MD, FACC, Children’s Heart Center, 3006 S. Maryland Pkwy Ste. 690, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA. Tel: +(702) 732-1290; Fax: +(702) 732-1385; E-mail:


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