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To Kill a Mockingbird
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  • No truant officers could keep their numerous offspring in school; no public health officer could free them from congenital defects, various worms, and the diseases indigenous to filthy surroundings.

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  • It was a congenital heart defect.
  • It was true what I’d heard, that his heart was congenitally diseased, and he was now in urgent need of a transplant.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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