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Early days in congenital heart surgery in the UK: the Peacock Club

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  • Author note The original minutes of the Peacock Club are in the Historical Collection of the British Cardiovascular Society, and a full transcript is in The Heart Club: A History of London’s Heart Surgery Pioneers by Tom Treasure (published by Clink Street Publishing, 21 September 2017, in hardback and ebook) and is available to purchase from online retailers including Amazon, Waterstones, and Barnes & Noble, and to order from all good bookstores.