Alfred Blalock Biography

Doctor, Surgeon (1899–1964)
Alfred Blalock was a surgeon who pioneered corrective heart surgery in newborns and did groudbreaking work related to blood loss and shock.


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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