Today in history

On November 29, 1944, the first open heart surgery was performed at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. The procedure was a Blalock-Taussig shunt, to save the life of a baby with a congenital heart abnormality called tetralogy of Fallot.

Albert Blalock, MD, FACS

Albert Blalock, MD, FACS

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