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Partners of the heart [videorecording] / a Duke Media and Spark Media production for American experience ; WGBH Boston ; producer, Andrea Kalin ; writers, Lou Potter and Andrea Kalin ; director, Andrea Kalin.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Ohio Twp PL - Bell Road Library DVD 617.412 PAR (Text) 39206019631454 Audiovisual - DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0780642074
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen version.
  • Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, 2003.

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from container.
Originally broadcast on the PBS television program: American experience.
Bonus DVD features. Mini-documentaries: 8 short films explore the themes and legacy of Partners of the Heart. Full accessibility through captioning and audio descriptions.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, John Rhode ; editors, Susan Fanshel, Barbara Burst ; music, Joseph Vitarelli.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator, Morgan Freeman ; Courtney B. Vance (voice of Vivien Thomas)
Summary, etc.: [Description from VHS cover] Against the backdrop of segregation, a Black carpenter's apprentice with a genius for surgery and a white surgeon who dared to defy medical gospel forged a partnership that changed the course of medical history. With only a high school degree, Vivien Thomas became a cardiac pioneer and a teacher to two generations of American's premiere heart surgeons at a time when he himself could not become one. His journey is a compelling, often overlooked American story of personal triumph.
Partners of the Heart tells the story of Vivien Thomas and Alferd Blalock, whose discoveries saved the lives of thousands of "blue babies" -- Children born with a deadly heart defect. The men's stunning success ushered in a new era of cardiac medicine and launched modern heart surgery. At age 19, with only a high school degree and at a time when his color barred him from being treated in many hospitals, overlooked American story of personal triumph.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD, Dolby surround stereo, Region 1 encoding.
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Subject: Thomas, Vivien T., 1910-
Blalock, Alfred, 1899-1964.
Digital recordings.
Surgeons > Maryland.
Cardiovascular system > Surgery.
Surgery, Experimental.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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