29 Nov : A deadly syndrome had a cure

Before today in 1944, babies who were born with ‘Blue Baby Syndrome’ either died or lived with the condition.

But today in 1944, almost 72 years ago, this disease found its cure. The first surgery to correct ‘Blue Baby Syndrome’ was performed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas. The procedure joined an artery leaving the heart to an artery leading to the lungs, in an attempt to give the blood a second chance at oxygenation. This operation came to be known as the Blalock-Taussig Shunt.

Blue baby syndrome is a disease in which kids body turn blue, specially the pupil of the eye. It is a congenital heart malformation that robs the blood of oxygen.

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1944 में पहली बार इंसान ने ब्लू बेबी सिंड्रोम पर जीत हासिल की थी। डॉक्टर Alfred Blalock और Vivien Thomas ने पहली बार इसका सफल ऑपरेशन किया था। ये बीमारी गंदे पानी के कारण होती है इसमें बच्चों की आंखों की पुतली और शरीर पर नीले धब्बे पड़ जाते हैं।