The JHU Homewood Student Affairs
Diversity Committee unveiled this stately bronze sculpture
on Oct. 15 in memory of Helen B. Taussig, M.D., a pioneer
in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart disease.
Taussig, who helped develop the surgical
procedure commonly known as the blue baby operation,
was noted for her gentleness and warmth with young patients
and their parents. The first woman member of the Association
of American Physicians and the first to be awarded its Kober
Medal, Taussig, M.D.27, received the Presidential
Medal of Freedom from President Lyndon Johnson.
The statue, crafted by local artist
Fred Kail, resides in the lobby of Shriver Hall on the Homewood