Breakthrough!: how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever

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In 1944 a groundbreaking operation repaired the congenital heart defect known as blue baby syndrome. The operation's success brought the surgeon Alfred Blalock international fame and paved the way for open-heart surgery. But the technique had been painstakingly developed by Vivien Thomas, Blalock's African American lab assistant, who stood behind Blalock in the operating room to give him step-by-step instructions. The stories of this medical and social breakthrough and the lives of Thomas, Blalock, and their colleague Dr. Helen Taussig are intertwined in this compelling nonfiction narrative.
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Blalock, Alfred, -- 1899-1964 -- Juvenile literature
Cardiovascular system -- Surgery
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Surgeons -- Maryland -- Biography
Taussig, Helen B. -- (Helen Brooke), -- 1898-1986 -- Juvenile literature
Thomas, Vivien T., -- 1910-1985 -- Juvenile literature
title_display Breakthrough! : how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever
title_full Breakthrough! : how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever / Jim Murphy
Breakthrough! How Three People Saved 'Blue Babies' and Changed Medicine Forever
title_short Breakthrough! :
title_sub how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography
Blalock, Alfred
Cardiovascular system
Circulatory system
Heart
Juvenile Nonfiction
Science
Surgeons
Surgery
Taussig, Helen B
Thomas, Vivien T