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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12/08/2015
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9780547821887
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Jim Murphy. (2015). Breakthrough!: How Three People Saved 'Blue Babies' and Changed Medicine Forever. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Jim Murphy. 2015. Breakthrough!: How Three People Saved 'Blue Babies' and Changed Medicine Forever. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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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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