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Breakthrough!: How Three People Saved "Blue Babies" and Changed Medicine Forever
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Publisher Clarion Books
Publication date December 8, 2015
Pages 129
Binding Hardcover
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780547821832
ISBN-10 0547821832
Dimensions 0.75 by 7.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Original list price $18.99
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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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from Clarion Books (December 8, 2015); titled "Breakthrough!: How Three People Saved "Blue Babies" and Changed Medicine Forever"
9780547821832 | details & prices | 129 pages | 7.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 1.15 lbs | List price $18.99
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