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Hooks, Gwendolyn

Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Colin Bootman. Hooks cogently sketches the life and medical contributions of Vivien Thomas, best known for his successful treatment of tetralogy of Fallot, or "blue baby syndrome." An African American, Thomas faced much prejudice in his career, a theme that is deftly balanced with the clear exposition of the surgical procedure Thomas invented. Watercolor illustrations are staid but competent.

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