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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

Label
Breakthrough! : how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever
Title
Breakthrough!
Title remainder
how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever
Statement of responsibility
Jim Murphy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
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"
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
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Murphy, Jim
Dewey number
617/.0232
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Age 9-12
  • Middle School
  • 1170
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
RD27.35.T46
LC item number
M87 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Thomas, Vivien T
  • Blalock, Alfred
  • Taussig, Helen B.
  • Surgeons
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Heart
  • Young adult literature
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Breakthrough! : how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever, Jim Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
ocn898052980
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
129 pages
Isbn
9780547821832
Lccn
2015013601
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Breakthrough! : how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever, Jim Murphy
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
ocn898052980
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
129 pages
Isbn
9780547821832
Lccn
2015013601
Other physical details
illustrations

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