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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9780547821887
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Grouping Title breakthrough how three people saved blue babies and changed medicine forever
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display_description "The story of the landmark 1944 surgical procedure that repaired the heart of a child with blue baby syndrome--lack of blood oxygen caused by a congenital defect. The team that developed the procedure included a cardiologist and a surgeon, but most of the actual work was done by Vivien Thomas, an African American lab assistant who was frequently mistaken for a janitor"--Provided by publisher.
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subject_facet Biographies, Blalock, Alfred, -- 1899-1964 -- Juvenile literature, Cardiovascular system -- Surgery, Circulatory system -- Surgery, Heart -- Surgery, 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