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An uncommon letter on her stationary was written in blue ballpoint ink from Taussig. The stationery is 6"x7" and is in good condition, but does have some paperclip marks and stains on top and left margin. Helen Brooke Taussig (May 24, 1898 – May 20, 1986) was an American cardiologist, working in Baltimore and Boston, who founded the field of pediatric cardiology. Notably, she is credited with developing the concept for a procedure that would extend the lives of children born with Tetralogy of Fallot (the most common cause of blue baby syndrome). This concept was applied in practice as a procedure known as the Blalock-Thomas-Taussig shunt. The procedure was developed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas, who were Taussig's colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Helen Brooke Taussig-pediatric cardiology
Helen Brooke Taussig-pediatric cardiology
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