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The Resource Breakthrough! : how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever, Jim Murphy

Breakthrough! : how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever, Jim Murphy

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Breakthrough! : how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever
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Breakthrough!
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how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever
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Jim Murphy
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eng
Summary
  • "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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Title
Breakthrough!
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Summary
"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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Notable Books for a Global Society, 2016.
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10458007
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617/.0232
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Age 9-12
  • Middle School
  • 1170
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LC call number
RD27.35.T46
LC item number
M87 2015
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1170
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 4
  • 7
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True
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juvenile
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how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever
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how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever
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Jim Murphy
Breakthrough! : how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever, Jim Murphy

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