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Library Binding Heart Man : Vivien Thomas, African-American Heart Surgery Pioneer Book

ISBN: 0766028496

ISBN13: 9780766028494

Heart Man : Vivien Thomas, African-American Heart Surgery Pioneer

(Part of the Genius at Work! Great Inventor Biographies Series)

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Vivien Thomas survived on a janitor's salary, though he was a skilled medical technician. The mastermind behind the first open-heart surgical procedure, but not a doctor himself, he verbally directed Dr. Alfred Blalock through the first hundred such procedures. Edwin Brit Wyckoff explains how this 34-year-old African American in the middle of the 20th century gained recognition for his contributions to medicine and how he evolved from a carpenter...

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I became aware of Vivien Thomas's story two years ago. I am now reading everything I can find about this Brilliant Black Man.
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