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dc.contributor.advisorMarcum, James
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Erin C.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-04T14:25:06Z
dc.date.available2012-05-04T14:25:06Z
dc.date.copyright2012
dc.date.issued2012-05-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8368
dc.description.abstractABSTRACT The Thomas-Taussig-Blalock Shunt: Partners of the Heart Erin C. Thompson Director: James Marcum, Ph.D. Three individuals played important roles in the development of the surgical procedure to fix the congenital heart defect called tetralogy of Fallot, also known as the “blue baby” syndrome. These individuals include a white doctor named Alfred Blalock, a white doctor named Helen Taussig, and a black, or African American, lab technician named Vivien Thomas. In my first chapter, I discuss the history of the tetralogy of Fallot and the setting during which the development of the surgical procedure took place in 1944. In my second chapter, I introduce Thomas and Blalock and describe the beginning of their partnership at Vanderbilt University. In the third chapter, I introduce Helen Taussig and describe how this procedure came about at The Johns Hopkins University. In my final chapter, I discuss the recognition that Thomas eventually received and evaluate the way racial and occupational hierarchies affected Thomas and Blalock’s mutually beneficial 34-year partnership.en_US
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dc.subjectVivien Thomas.en_US
dc.subjectAlfred Blalock.en_US
dc.subjectHelen Taussig.en_US
dc.subjectTetralogy of Fallot.en_US
dc.subjectRacial discrimination.en_US
dc.subjectThe Blalock-Taussig shunt.en_US
dc.subjectLab technicians.en_US
dc.titleThe Thomas-Taussig-Blalock Shunt: Partners of the Hearten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMedical Humanitiesen_US
dc.contributor.schoolshonors collegeen_US


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