Black History ‘Erryday’: Happy Birthday Vivien Thomas (R.I.P.)

by Kiki

by Bob Gee 1969

Vivien Theodore Thomas sunrise 8/29/1910 New Iberia, LA, sunset 11/26/1985.

Scientist, educator, and author.

Grandson of a slave.

Married with two children.

No formal education past high school.

Developed procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome (now known a cyanotic heart disease).

His book, Partners of the Heart:  Vivien Thomas and his work with Alfred Blalock was published posthumously.

Peace, love, joy, gratitude, faith, courage, compassion and blessings.

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