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Vol 68, No 7 (2010)
Letters to the Editor
Published online: 2010-07-20
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Difficult collaboration, shared eponym - Taussig-Bing syndrome

Magdalena Mazurak
Kardiol Pol 2010;68(7):868-872.

open access

Vol 68, No 7 (2010)
Letters to the Editor
Published online: 2010-07-20
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Taussig-Bing syndrome is a rare congenital heart defect consisting of a double outlet right ventricle paired with a subpulmonic ventricular septal defect. The anomaly has first been described by collaborators Hellen Taussig and Richard Bing. In the 62 years since, much has changed in its diagnosis and treatment, but Taussig-Bing remains a challenge for congenital heart defect specialists. The biographies of the two doctors could serve as the basis for a film script. Their collaboration was not an easy one. They had difficulties with achieving consensus in professional matters, and did not like each other personally. It is amazing that today their names are mentioned together. They have been linked forever in the eponymous term for the rare heart defect they had described.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 7: 868-872

Abstract

Taussig-Bing syndrome is a rare congenital heart defect consisting of a double outlet right ventricle paired with a subpulmonic ventricular septal defect. The anomaly has first been described by collaborators Hellen Taussig and Richard Bing. In the 62 years since, much has changed in its diagnosis and treatment, but Taussig-Bing remains a challenge for congenital heart defect specialists. The biographies of the two doctors could serve as the basis for a film script. Their collaboration was not an easy one. They had difficulties with achieving consensus in professional matters, and did not like each other personally. It is amazing that today their names are mentioned together. They have been linked forever in the eponymous term for the rare heart defect they had described.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 7: 868-872
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Keywords

Taussig-Bing anomaly; congenital heart disease; history of medicine

About this article
Title

Difficult collaboration, shared eponym - Taussig-Bing syndrome

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 68, No 7 (2010)

Pages

868-872

Published online

2010-07-20

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2010;68(7):868-872.

Keywords

Taussig-Bing anomaly
congenital heart disease
history of medicine

Authors

Magdalena Mazurak

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