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    Breakthrough! : how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever / Jim Murphy.
    by Murphy, Jim, 1947- author.
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  • Thomas, Vivien T., 1910-1985 -- Juvenile literature.
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  • Blalock, Alfred, 1899-1964 -- Juvenile literature.
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  • Taussig, Helen B. (Helen Brooke), 1898-1986 -- Juvenile literature.
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  • Thomas, Vivien T., 1910-1985.
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  • Blalock, Alfred, 1899-1964.
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  • Taussig, Helen B. (Helen Brooke), 1898-1986.
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  • Surgeons -- Maryland -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
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  • Cardiovascular system -- Surgery -- Juvenile literature.
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  • Heart -- Surgery -- Juvenile literature.
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  • Surgeons -- Maryland -- Biography.
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  • Cardiovascular system -- Surgery.
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  • Heart -- Surgery.
  • Publisher Info: 
    Boston : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]
    ©2015.
    Description: 
    xiii, 129 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
    RDA Types: 
    text
    unmediated
    volume
    ISBN: 
    9780547821832 (hardback)
    0547821832 (hardback)
    Contents: 
    In the "Dog House" -- The Professor and His Assistant -- Surrounded by Failure -- Answered and Unanswered Questions -- The Search -- "All the World Is Against It" -- "Vivien, You'd Better Come Down Here" -- Then What Happened?.
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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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