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Breakthrough! : how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever / Jim Murphy.

Murphy, Jim, 1947- author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 16 of 16 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 16 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Culver-Union Township Public Library - Culver JNF 617.0232 MUR (Text) 34304000811940 Juvenile - Nonfiction Available -
Eckhart PL - The Third Place Teen Library T 617.09 MUR (Text) 840191002213838 Teen - Nonfiction Available -
Flora-Monroe Township Public Library - Flora J 617.023 MUR (Text) 50825010686961 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood J 617.0232 MUR (Text) 36626103737300 JUV New Nonfiction Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Township Public Library - Hagerstown JUV 617.0922 MURP (Text) 39213000768469 JUV Nonfiction Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison YA 617.0232 MUR (Text) 39391006734113 Young Adult Nonfiction Available -
Kendallville Public Library - Kendallville TEEN WELLNESS DISEASE HEART MURPHY (Text) 37516002019191 TeenNF Wellness Available -
Lake Village Memorial Township Library j 617.0232 MURPHY (Text) 71561000133213 Children's Nonfiction Available -
Lincoln Heritage Public Library - Dale YA 617.02 THO (Text) 70743000154527 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville J 617.0232 MUR (Text) 78551000373453 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780547821832 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0547821832 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 129 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcout, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-122) and index (pages 125-130).
Summary, etc.: "The story of the landmark 1944 surgical procedure that repaired the heart of a child with blue baby syndrome--lack of blood oxygen caused by a congenital defect. The team that developed the procedure included a cardiologist and a surgeon, but most of the actual work was done by Vivien Thomas, an African American lab assistant who was frequently mistaken for a janitor"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note: Age 9-12.
1170 Lexile
Subject: Thomas, Vivien T., 1910-1985 > Juvenile literature.
Blalock, Alfred, 1899-1964 > Juvenile literature.
Taussig, Helen B. (Helen Brooke), 1898-1986 > Juvenile literature.
Surgeons > Maryland > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Cardiovascular system > Surgery > Juvenile literature.
Heart > Surgery > Juvenile literature.

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