The Blue Baby Operation

A new era in heart surgery began at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1944, when Alfred Blalock, Vivien Thomas, and Helen Taussig debuted a daring procedure that would eventually save thousands of deathly-ill children. Discover how their groundbreaking collaborative work transformed patients’ lives and expanded the horizons of medicine in this online exhibit from the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives.


The Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives - Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health