Alfred Blalock

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Birthday
5, 1899
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Sep 15, 1964 (65)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
5, 1899
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Sep 15, 1964 (65)

About

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.

Trivia

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.