The African-American heart surgery pioneer the genius of Vivien Thomas by Edwin Brit Wyckoff

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Published by Enslow Elementary in Berkeley Heights, NJ .

Written in English

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  • Juvenile literature,
  • Surgery,
  • Surgeons,
  • Cardiovascular system,
  • Biography

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

Statementby Edwin Brit Wyckoff
SeriesGenius inventors and their great ideas
LC ClassificationsRD27.35.T46 W92 2013
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25330750M
ISBN 109780766041400
LC Control Number2012013208

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Without any education past high school, Thomas rose above poverty and racism to become a cardiac surgery pioneer and a teacher of operative techniques to many of the country's most prominent surgeons.

Vivien Thomas was the first African American without a doctorate to perform open heart surgery on a white patient in the United States. 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 year-old African American in the middle of the 20th century gained Vivien Thomas survived on a janitors salary, though he was a /5(5).

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Daniel Hale Williams was a pioneer in the field of open heart surgery. He was the Chief Surgeon at the Freedmen's Hospital in Washington, D.C. and is a major figure in Black History. Inhe held the distinction of being a charter member and the only African-American member of the American College of Surgeons.

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Graduate of an Ivy League School: Theodore Sedgewick Wright, Vivien Thomas had long strived to become a doctor, but after losing his college savings in the stock market crash ofhe instead took a job as a research technician at Vanderbilt University.

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