Alfred Blalock Rank
About Alfred Blalock
Alfred Blalock would be remembered for his role in creating the surgical procedure known as the Blalock-Thomas-Taussig Shunt. This procedure helped in developing cardiac surgery. The 20th Century American surgeon was also known for his works on a number of heart conditions such as Tetralogy of Fallot (blue baby syndrome), and shock.
After his medical training, Blalock joined Vanderbilt University where he worked under renowned surgeon Barney Brooks. It was during his time at the institution that he began his research on traumatic shock. In the late 1930s, he conducted research on pulmonary hypertension.
His study played a huge part in saving many lives during the Second World War. In 1944, this surgeon conducted the first-ever "blue baby" surgery. The award-winning medical officer also worked at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
He was born to George Zadock and Martha Blalock. His first wife, Mary Chambers O'Bryan, died in 1958. Until his death, he was married to Alice Waters. He had three kids from his two marriages.
The surgeon moved to the University of Georgia after completing Georgia Military College. He continued at the School of Medicine of Johns Hopkins University.
He was celebrated with many laurels including the Passano Award, the Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur, and the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award. Aside from that, he was also nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine.
Blalock worked with other notable medical officers such as Helen Taussig and Vivien Thomas.
He inspired the 2004 film “Something the Lord Made”.
Alfred Blalock Rank
F.A.Q. about Alfred Blalock
When is his birthday?
Alfred Blalock's birthday is on April 5, 1899.
In how many days is his birthday?
Alfred's birthday is in 188 days
How old was Alfred when he died?
He was 65 years old.
When did he die?
He died in September 15, 1964.
How old would he be today?
Alfred Blalock would be 123 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Alfred from?
He was born in Culloden, Georgia, U.S..