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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
Author
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 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 nonfiction narrative
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Jim
Dewey number
617/.0232
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 9-12
  • Middle School
  • 1170
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
RD27.35.T46
LC item number
M87 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thomas, Vivien T
  • Blalock, Alfred
  • Taussig, Helen B.
  • Thomas, Vivien T
  • Blalock, Alfred
  • Taussig, Helen B.
  • Blalock, Alfred
  • Taussig, Helen B.
  • Thomas, Vivien T
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Surgeons
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Heart
  • Children
  • African American surgeons
  • Surgeons
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Heart
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • African American surgeons
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Children
  • Heart
  • Surgeons
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Maryland
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Breakthrough! : how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever, Jim Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-122) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the "dog house" -- The professor and his assistant -- Surrounded by failure -- Answered and unanswered questions -- The search -- "All the world is against it" -- "Vivien, you'd better come down here" -- Then what happened?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 129 pages
Isbn
9780547821832
Lccn
2015013601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn898052980
  • (OCoLC)898052980
Label
Breakthrough! : how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever, Jim Murphy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-122) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the "dog house" -- The professor and his assistant -- Surrounded by failure -- Answered and unanswered questions -- The search -- "All the world is against it" -- "Vivien, you'd better come down here" -- Then what happened?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 129 pages
Isbn
9780547821832
Lccn
2015013601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn898052980
  • (OCoLC)898052980

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