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24/05/1898 American cardiologist Helen B. Taussig is born

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Inspiring Story of Helen B. Taussig | The Founder of Pediatric Cardiology

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Interview with Dr. Helen Taussig 1977

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Tribute to Dr. Helen B. Taussig

She founded the field of pediatric cardiology. Together with Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas, Taussig co-developed a procedure which extended the lives of children born with so called blue baby syndrome. She also promoted the ban of thalidomide (used against nausea and to alleviate morning sickness in pregnant women) which caused severe birth defects.
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