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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She then discussed the problem with Alfred Blalock, recently appointed to the surgical staff at Hopkins, who had done some experimental work in dogs in which he had performed end to end anastomoses of the subclavian artery to the pulmonary artery in order to study pulmonary hypertension.
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.
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.