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Alfred Blalock, Helen Taussig, and Vivien Thomas

In 1944, Alfred Blalock, Helen Taussig, and Vivien Thomas revolutionized surgical treatment of the heart and nearby blood vessels—through an improbable partnership among a white male surgeon, a white f… (See Below for Full Description)
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In 1944, Alfred Blalock, Helen Taussig, and Vivien Thomas revolutionized surgical treatment of the heart and nearby blood vessels—through an improbable partnership among a white male surgeon, a white female physician, and an African-American male laboratory technician. Separately, each of these individuals was brilliant. Blalock discovered the cause and best treatment of the deadly medical condition called shock, which can occur after severe injury or loss of blood. Taussig essentially founded pediatric cardiology, the medical subspecialty dealing with children's heart ailments. And Thomas was an inventor, and to those who knew him, close to a surgical genius. It was the combination of their skills, however, that made medical history. Through their combined efforts, they found a solution to "blue baby" syndrome, which saved thousands of children's lives and showed that operating on the heart was possible. In this interesting new book, readers will be drawn into the work of these medical pioneers.

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ISBN-13 978-1-60413-658-6
ISBN-10 1604136588
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Trailblazers in Science and Technology
Author Lisa Yount
Publication Date 10/1/2011
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color photographs and line illustrations. Sidebars. Chronology. Glossary. Further reading. Internet resources. Index.
Available Formats Print

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