Alfred Blalock


Birthday April 5, 1899

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace Georgia

DEATH DATE Sep 15, 1964 (65)

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Surgeon who invented the Blalock-Taussig Shunt, which saved the lives of numerous infants suffering from blue baby syndrome.

Before Fame

He studied at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and later became a surgery resident at Vanderbilt University.


His cardiac surgery technique became the world standard.

Family Life

He was married twice and had three children.

Associated With

Alan Rickman portrayed Blalock in HBO's 2004 docu-drama Something the Lord Made.