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Abnormal Development and Congenital Malformations
(Part 2)

(2) PART 1: Monstrosities in a Single Body

The abnormality may extend to the body throughout, as in well-proportioned giants and dwarfs; it may affect a certain region or member, as -- to take the simpliest case -- when there is a finger or toe too many or too few. It is very common for one malformation to be correlated with several others, as in the extreme case of acardiac monsters, in which the non-development of the heart is associated with the nin-development of the head, and with other radical defects.

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