How Three People Saved "Blue Babies" and Changed Medicine Forever
Clarion Books, 9780547821832, 144pp.
Publication Date: December 8, 2015
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The stories of this medical and social breakthrough and the lives of Thomas, Blalock, and their colleague Dr. Helen Taussig are intertwined in this compelling nonfiction narrative.
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Praise For Breakthrough!: How Three People Saved "Blue Babies" and Changed Medicine Forever…
—Booklist, STARRED review
* "Murphy’s dramatic nonfiction narrative recounting of one of the first open heart surgeries ever performed is not to be missed..."
—School Library Journal, STARRED review
* "Murphy masterfully interweaves discussions of discrimination, the controversy over animal testing, and the background of each protagonist into the main narrative, building tension as he leads up to the surgery itself."
—Publishers Weekly, STARRED review
"A gripping look at a major medical breakthrough."
“[T]he book’s clear and concise account offers a compelling picture of all that goes into medical — and societal — advances.”