Vivien Thomas, Surgical Pathfinder

Vivien Thomas, Surgical Pathfinder

By iHeartPodcasts

Stuff You Missed in History Class

Wednesday, 18 November

In 1944, Thomas developed a surgical treatment for babies with cyanotic heart conditions. Thomas was a Black man working at an institution whose only other black employees did janitorial work, and he had not attended medical school – or even college. 

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