• Title : Tiny Stitches

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  • ISBN: 1620141566

  • Format Type: Hardcover

  • Number of Pages: 32 pages


Tiny Stitches Description

Vivien Thomas s greatest dream was to attend college to study medicine But after the stock market crashed in 1929, Vivien lost all his savings Then he heard about a job opening at the Vanderbilt University medical school under the supervision of Dr Alfred Blalock Vivien knew that the all white school would never admit him as a student, but he hoped working there meant he was getting closer to his dream.As Dr Blalock s research assistant, Vivien learned surgical techniques In 1943, Vivien was asked to help Dr Helen Taussig find a cure for children with a specific heart defect After months of experimenting, Vivien developed a procedure that was used for the first successful open heart surgery on a child Afterward, Dr Blalock and Dr Taussig announced their innovative new surgical technique, the Blalock Taussig shunt Vivien s name did not appear in the report.Overcoming racism and resistance from his colleagues, Vivien ushered in a new era of medicine children s heart surgery Tiny Stitches is the compelling story of this incredible pioneer in medicine..



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thumbnail Title: Tiny Stitches
Author:Gwendolyn Hooks
ISBN :1620141566
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Description: Vivien Thomas s greatest dream was to attend college to study medicine But after the stock market crashed in 1929, Vivien lost all his savings Then he heard about a job opening at the Vanderbilt Unive

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