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Dr Helen Taussig (1898–1986): pioneering American paediatric cardiologist
  1. P M Dunn
  1. Department of Child Health, University of Bristol, Southmead Hospital, Southmead, Bristol, UK
  1. P M Dunn, Department of Child Health, University of Bristol, Southmead Hospital, Southmead, Bristol BS10 5NB, UK; p.m.dunn{at}bristol.ac.uk

Abstract

In 1944, Helen Taussig in collaboration with Alfred Blalock initiated the first surgical treatment of cyanotic congenital malformations of the heart. She may be regarded as the founder of paediatric cardiology.

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