Vivien Thomas bio

Birth Name: Vivien Thomas

Occupation: Doctor

Place Of Birth: Louisiana

Date Of Birth: August 29, 1910

Date Of Death: November 26, 1985

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Vivien Thomas was born on the 29th of August, 1910. He was popular for being a Doctor. Medical assistant who became a pioneer of cardiac surgery and an instructor of groundbreaking surgical techniques.

Vivien Thomas was born in Louisiana. He helped develop treatments for blue baby syndrome during the 1940s. He only had a high school education, but he did not let racism, poverty, or lack of schooling stop him from attaining great competence in the field of cardiac surgery. He never received a medical degree, but he nevertheless became the first African-American man to carry out open heart surgery on a Caucasian patient.

Vivien Thomas was a Virgo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Vivien Thomas was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Vivien Thomas is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Vivien Thomas’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Vivien Thomas’s parents.

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Vivien Thomas was born in the Year of the Dog.

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REAL NAME: Vivien Thomas
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Vivien Thomas was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Vivien Thomas was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: Vivien Thomas had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Vivien Thomas’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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