Something The Lord Made

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February 16, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Community Foundation of Sarasota
2635 Fruitville Rd
Sarasota, FL 34237


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Hosted by John Mutz, this 2004 film looks at the work of black cardiac pioneer Vivien Thomas and his complex 34-year partnership with white surgeon Alfred Blalock, the world famous “Blue Baby doctor” who pioneered modern heart surgery. In 1930, Blalock hired Thomas as a janitor at Vanderbilt University, but his dexterity and intellectual acumen landed him the role of research partner. Following a move to John Hopkins in 1943, they had to skirt a racist system that only allowed Blalock to receive the acclaim.

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