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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Dr. Helen Taussig

Dr Helen Taussig, 1975

This portrait of the mother of pediatric cardiology, Dr. Helen Taussig, is frequently used to illustrate articles, most recently by the American Heart Association (“Dr. Helen Taussig’s work saved ‘blue babies’ and made her the mother of pediatric cardiology“) and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (“Women’s History Month: A Look Back at Women in Cardiothoracic Surgery“).

Dr. Taussig was photographed in 1975, as Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, for “Polaroid Corporation on Polaroid film for “Healers of Our Age” Series II“. See a second portrait.