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Breakthrough! : How Three People Saved "Blue Babies" and Changed Medicine Forever
by Jim Murphy


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780547821832
  • ISBN-10: 0547821832
  • Publisher: Clarion Books
  • Publish Date: December 2015
  • Page Count: 144
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-13


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States/20th Century

 
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