Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Dr. Helen Taussig

Dr. Helen Taussig, 1975

Helen Brooke Taussig (1898 – 1986) was an American cardiologist who founded the field of pediatric cardiology and is credited with a life-extending procedure for children born with “blue baby syndrome.” The procedure was put into practice with her colleagues at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Alfred Blalock and Dr. Vivien Thomas.

Dr. Helen Taussig is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, in Cambridge, Mass. This portrait is now being used to illustrate her biography on the cemetery’s website.

Karsh photographed Dr. Taussig in 1975, and Dr. Blalock in 1950.