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




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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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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 10-12
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds


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