Manners, Morals, and Medical Care – How to be an Effective Physician has just been published by Springer. One of the editors, Barry Silverman, trained under Dr. Helen Taussig at John’s Hopkins University, and this portrait, a favorite of his, is included in his new book.
The story of Helen Taussig is about overcoming childhood hardships, systemic societal and institutional prejudices, bias, bigotry, and unoriginal thinking. She was a remarkably determined individual who used brilliance, tenacity, patience, and determination to achieve her goals. She was dogged but not intransigent and worked almost tirelessly to solve problems and care for patients.