American cardiologist Helen Brooke Taussig founded the field of pediatric cardiology and developed the concept for a procedure that prolonged the lives of children suffering from blue baby syndrome. (photo: Yousuf Karsh)

American cardiologist Helen Brooke Taussig founded the field of pediatric cardiology and developed the concept for a procedure that prolonged the lives of children suffering from blue baby syndrome. (photo: Yousuf Karsh)

The most untalked about, unappreciated, unknown giant in the African American community - [b. 1910 - d. 1985] Vivien Thomas http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivien_Thomas

The most untalked about, unappreciated, unknown giant in the African American community - [b. 1910 - d. 1985] Vivien Thomas http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivien_Thomas

Cycle 2, week 4 - Nitrogen Cycle ...This interactive activity adapted from the University of Alberta illustrates how, through a process called fixation, nitrogen flows from the atmosphere, into the soil, through various organisms, and back to the atmosphere in a continuous cycle.</p>

Cycle 2, week 4 - Nitrogen Cycle ...This interactive activity adapted from the University of Alberta illustrates how, through a process called fixation, nitrogen flows from the atmosphere, into the soil, through various organisms, and back to the atmosphere in a continuous cycle.</p>

When to worry about Nitrates in your water... What causes Blue Baby Syndrome?__Indy Soft Water

When to worry about Nitrates in your water... What causes Blue Baby Syndrome?__Indy Soft Water

"Testing commissioned by Environmental Working Group in 2008 found 38 pollutants in 10 brands of bottled water, including disinfection byproducts, industrial chemicals, radioactivity and bacteria. Some of the chemicals detected have been linked to health effects, including cancer and methemoglobinemia (blue baby syndrome)." http://www.ewg.org/research/ewgs-water-week/toxic-tuesday-purity-not-guaranteed

"Testing commissioned by Environmental Working Group in 2008 found 38 pollutants in 10 brands of bottled water, including disinfection byproducts, industrial chemicals, radioactivity and bacteria. Some of the chemicals detected have been linked to health effects, including cancer and methemoglobinemia (blue baby syndrome)." http://www.ewg.org/research/ewgs-water-week/toxic-tuesday-purity-not-guaranteed

Vivien Thomas - African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the 1940s

Vivien Thomas - African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the 1940s

Vivien Thomas, African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the 1940s.  Thomas was also offered the position of Chief of Surgery at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins in 1941.

Vivien Thomas, African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the 1940s. Thomas was also offered the position of Chief of Surgery at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins in 1941.

A fantastic sign language website!  Click on the blue link "Take me to the ASL Browser." Click on a word on the right side of the page and a video pops up to show you how to do the sign.  I use this all the time and recommend it to my families to use at home to help their little ones communicate.

A fantastic sign language website! Click on the blue link "Take me to the ASL Browser." Click on a word on the right side of the page and a video pops up to show you how to do the sign. I use this all the time and recommend it to my families to use at home to help their little ones communicate.

Vivienne Thomas. At Johns Hopkins, the word "breakthrough" rarely is used.  But Vivien Thomas was a pivotal player in the development of a true breakthrough at The Johns Hopkins Hospital just 60 years ago. Working with surgeon Alfred Blalock and pediatric cardiologist Helen Taussig, Thomas was part of a team that devised a means to correct a congenital heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot, or Blue Baby syndrome.

Vivienne Thomas. At Johns Hopkins, the word "breakthrough" rarely is used. But Vivien Thomas was a pivotal player in the development of a true breakthrough at The Johns Hopkins Hospital just 60 years ago. Working with surgeon Alfred Blalock and pediatric cardiologist Helen Taussig, Thomas was part of a team that devised a means to correct a congenital heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot, or Blue Baby syndrome.

Alfred Blalock 	 	While doing research into the nature of hemorrhagic shock, Blalock found that surgical shock results primarily from blood loss. His recommendation that blood plasma and whole blood products be administered to those suffering from shock saved many lives during WWII. His later work on "blue baby syndrome," formally known as Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), led to the development of the Blalock-Taussig shunt, a pioneering procedure in the field of pediatric cardiology.

Alfred Blalock While doing research into the nature of hemorrhagic shock, Blalock found that surgical shock results primarily from blood loss. His recommendation that blood plasma and whole blood products be administered to those suffering from shock saved many lives during WWII. His later work on "blue baby syndrome," formally known as Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), led to the development of the Blalock-Taussig shunt, a pioneering procedure in the field of pediatric cardiology.

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