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.
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Surgeons
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Heart
  • Children
  • African American surgeons
  • Surgeons
  • Circulatory system
  • Heart
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
  • 1002585
  • (OCoLC)898052980
  • 986464
  • (OCoLC)ocn898052980
  • 986464
  • 1002585
  • 1002585
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
  • 1002585
  • (OCoLC)898052980
  • 986464
  • (OCoLC)ocn898052980
  • 986464
  • 1002585
  • 1002585

Library Locations

  • Arlington LibraryBorrow it
    135 N Washington Ave, Arlington, WA, 98223-1422, US
    48.193360 -122.118393
  • Brier LibraryBorrow it
    23303 Brier Rd, Brier, WA, 98036-8247, US
    47.787037 -122.273614
  • Camano Island LibraryBorrow it
    848 N. Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island, WA, 98282-8770, US
    48.241210 -122.456128
  • Clinton LibraryBorrow it
    4781 Deer Lake Rd, Clinton, WA, 98236-0530, US
    47.978860 -122.358385
  • Coupeville LibraryBorrow it
    788 NW Alexander St, Coupeville, WA, 98239-0745, US
    48.219333 -122.688461
  • Darrington LibraryBorrow it
    1005 Cascade St, Darrington, WA, 98241-0025, US
    48.2546653 -121.6061872
  • Edmonds LibraryBorrow it
    650 Main St, Edmonds, WA, 98020-3056, US
    47.810102 -122.372921
  • Freeland LibraryBorrow it
    5495 Harbor Ave, Freeland, WA, 98249-1357, US
    48.011719 -122.523824
  • Granite Falls LibraryBorrow it
    815 E Galena St, Granite Falls, WA, 98252-8472, US
    48.082609 -121.9596561
  • Lake StevensBorrow it
    1804 Main St, Lake Stevens, WA, 98258-0217, US
    48.014012 -122.064432
  • Lakewood/Smokey Point LibraryBorrow it
    3411 169th Place NE, Arlington, WA, 98223, US
    48.1502268 -122.186305
  • Langley LibraryBorrow it
    104 2nd St, Langley, WA, 98260-0265, US
    48.040070 -122.406487
  • Lynnwood LibraryBorrow it
    19200 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA, 98036-5617, US
    47.824073 -122.293133
  • Mariner LibraryBorrow it
    520 128th St. SW Suites A9 & A10, Granite Falls, WA, 98204, US
    47.880604 -122.2417068
  • Marysville LibraryBorrow it
    6120 Grove St, Marysville, WA, 98270-4127, US
    48.063543 -122.147755
  • Mill Creek LibraryBorrow it
    15429 Bothell Everett Hwy, Mill Creek, WA, 98012-1212, US
    47.857655 -122.218219
  • Monroe LibraryBorrow it
    1070 Village Way, Monroe, WA, 98272-2035, US
    47.848817 -121.983236
  • Mountlake Terrace LibraryBorrow it
    23300 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043-4630, US
    47.787069 -122.311597
  • Mukilteo LibraryBorrow it
    4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo, WA, 98275-4725, US
    47.905749 -122.297175
  • Oak Harbor LibraryBorrow it
    1000 SE Regatta Dr, Oak Harbor, WA, 98277-3091, US
    48.289869 -122.634562
  • Sno-Isle BookmobileBorrow it
  • Snohomish LibraryBorrow it
    311 Maple Ave., Snohomish, WA, 98290-2525, US
    47.915298 -122.088401
  • Stanwood LibraryBorrow it
    9701 271st St NW, Stanwood, WA, 98292-8097, US
    48.242376 -122.364280
  • Sultan LibraryBorrow it
    319 Main St, #100, Sultan, WA, 98294-0580, US
    47.862518 -121.816875
Processing Feedback ...