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Alfred Blalock was a surgeon who pioneered corrective heart surgery in newborns and did groudbreaking work related to blood loss and shock.
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Alfred Blalock was born on April 5, 1899, in Culloden, Georgia, and received an M.D. from Johns Hopkins University. His research on blood loss and tramautic shock, led to volume-replacement treatment, which saved countless lives during WWII. He also co-developed a surgical treatment for heart malformations in newborns. He died in 1964.
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