in the Emmy-winning HBO film "Something the Lord Made" (2004), among others.
1,2 Surgical repair of TOF has evolved over the decades after first creation of systemic to pulmonary shunt in 1944 by Alfred Blalock
, followed by complete repair in 1950s by C.
He assisted his mentor, Alfred Blalock
, in the first "blue baby" operation in 1944, correcting a heart defect that prevented an infant from obtaining a sufficient amount of oxygen.
She then discussed the problem with Alfred Blalock
, recently appointed to the surgical staff at Hopkins, who had done some experimental work in dogs in which he had performed end to end anastomoses of the subclavian artery to the pulmonary artery in order to study pulmonary hypertension.