Dr. Helen Taussig, Pediatric Cardiology Leader, Dyslexic

“Dr. Helen Taussig was the founder of the field of pediatric cardiology. She overcame gender-based opposition striving to become a preeminent cardiologist and physician. Despite severe dyslexia and discrimination because she was a woman, Taussig obtained her medical degree from Johns Hopkins in 1927. Suffering from hearing loss due to a childhood illness, Taussig mastered non-stethoscope ways to monitor the heart. Using these innovative techniques, Taussig discovered the cause of ‘blue baby syndrome’ and helped design a surgery to correct it.” — via the National Women’s History Museum

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