Vivien Thomas and the Role of Dogs in Experimental Surgery
Smith, Donald F.
As an example of the One Health connection between human and veterinary medicine, the story of the first surgical repair of blue baby syndrome is repeated to demonstrate how important dogs were in achieving major advances in human medicine. The role of Vivien Thomas as the surgical technician who developed the technical procedure for treatment of tetralogy of Fallot is included.
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
One Health; History of Veterinary Medicine; Comparative Medicine; Thomas, Vivien; Experimental Surgery; Something the Lord Made; African-Americans; Blalock, Alfred; Taussig, Helen; Saxon, Eileen; The Johns Hopkins University