Blalock, Alfred

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Alfred, U.S. surgeon, 1899-1965.
Blalock anastomosis
Blalock clamp
Blalock-Hanlon operation - the creation of a large atrial septal defect as a palliative procedure for complete transposition of the great arteries.
Blalock pulmonary clamp
Blalock shunt - subclavian artery to pulmonary artery shunt to increase pulmonary circulation in cyanotic heart disease with decreased pulmonary flow.
Blalock sutures
Blalock-Taussig operation - an operation for congenital malformations of the heart.
Blalock-Taussig shunt - a palliative subclavian artery to pulmonary artery anastomosis.
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It portrayed the life of Alfred Blalock, who performed the first open-heart surgery and developed the Blalock-Taussig operation.
Alfred Blalock, a white surgeon, met Vivien Thomas, then a Black janitor in a research lab, and hired him as an assistant when he took a job at Johns Hopkins.
Alfred Blalock (Alan Rickman), the pioneer of open-heart surgery.
NEW YORK At last week's Gotham preem of HBO Films' "Something the Lord Made," co-star Alan Rickman spoke admiringly of the "enormous trust" that developed between his real life character, a white doctor by the name of Alfred Blalock, and Vivien Thomas, a black carpenter turned surgeon in the Jim Crow South.