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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, Blalocks 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"--
"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"--
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subject_facetBlalock, Alfred, -- 1899-1964 -- Juvenile literature
Cardiovascular system -- Surgery -- Juvenile literature
Electronic books
Heart -- Surgery -- Juvenile literature
Surgeons -- Maryland -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Taussig, Helen B. -- (Helen Brooke), -- 1898-1986 -- Juvenile literature
Thomas, Vivien T., -- 1910-1985 -- Juvenile literature
Thomas, Vivien, -- 1910-1985 -- Juvenile literature
title_displayBreakthrough! : how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever
title_fullBreakthrough! : how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever / Jim Murphy
Breakthrough! : how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever [electronic resource] / Jim Murphy
Breakthrough! How Three People Saved 'Blue Babies' and Changed Medicine Forever
title_shortBreakthrough!
title_subhow three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever
topic_facetBiography
Biography & Autobiography
Blalock, Alfred
Cardiovascular system
Electronic books
Heart
Juvenile Nonfiction
Science
Surgeons
Surgery
Taussig, Helen B
Thomas, Vivien
Thomas, Vivien T