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Author Murphy, Jim, 1947-
Title Breakthrough! : how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever / Jim Murphy.
Pub Info Boston : Clarion Books, [2015]
book jacket
 Chatham-Children's Coll.  J 617 Mur     AVAILABLE
 Dennis Public - Juvenile  J 617 MUR     AVAILABLE
 Truro-Childrens Coll.  YA 617.02 MUR     AVAILABLE
 Wellfleet-Children's Area  J 617 Murphy     AVAILABLE
 Brooks(Harwich)-YA  YA 617.0232 MUR     AVAILABLE
 Chilmark-Young Adult  YA 617 MURPHY     AVAILABLE
 Osterville-Young Adult  YA 617 MUR     AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 129 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Accelerated Reader MG 8.3 3 3 178900
Includes index.
Audience Age 9-12.
Middle School.
1170 Lexile
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"-- Provided by publisher.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Thomas, Vivien, 1910-1985 -- Juvenile literature.
Blalock, Alfred, 1899-1964 -- Juvenile literature.
Taussig, Helen B. (Helen Brooke), 1898-1986 -- Juvenile literature.
Surgeons -- Maryland -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Cardiovascular system -- Surgery -- Juvenile literature.
Heart -- Surgery -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9780547821832 (hardback)
0547821832 (hardback)
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