Tiny Stitches

By Midwest Book Review

Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas is a children's picturebook biography of Vivien Thomas (1910-1985), an African-American surgeon who, despite prejudice and the crippling economic press of the Great Depression, became an expert surgeon. His research led him to pioneer a technique for operating on newborn babies with a life-threatening heart condition known as Blue Baby Syndrome. He taught the technique to hundreds of surgeons worldwide, yet was not publically recognized for his work until twenty-six years later. An extraordinary true story about a medical genius, Tiny Stitches is highly recommended especially for public and elementary school children's library collections.

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