Breakthrough!: How Three People Saved “Blue Babies” and Changed Medicine Forever

By Jim Murphy

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Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Imprint Clarion ISBN


Awards and Honors Horn Book Fanfare List: Best Books of 2015, Nonfiction<br> <i>Booklist</i> Best Young Adult Books of 2015<br> Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2015, Informational Books for Older Readers<br> 2016 Winner, Notable Books for a Global Society<br> 2016 CCBC Choices–Historical People, Places, and Events<br> <i>Booklist</i> 2016 Top 10 Books for Youth, Biographies<br> Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, STEM

Breakthrough!: How Three People Saved “Blue Babies” and Changed Medicine Forever

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1944: Vivien Thomas, Alfred Blalock, and Helen Taussig—a black medical assistant and two white doctors—saved a baby who had a heart defect. Thomas developed the procedure, but only the doctors earned fame. Source notes. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white photographs, diagrams, reproductions of paintings, and historical documents.
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