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Breakthrough! How Three People Saved "Blue Babies" and Changed Medicine Forever

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

In 1944 an unprecedented surgical procedure repaired the heart of a child with blue baby syndrome??"lack of blood oxygen caused by a congenital defect. This landmark operation opened the way for all types of open heart surgery. The team that developed it 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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Pages: 144
Size: 42.9 MB
Publisher: Clarion Books
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9780547821887 (DRM-EPUB)

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