Partners of the heart / a Duke Media and Spark Media production for American experience ; WGBH Boston ; producer, Andrea Kalin ; writers, Lou Potter and Andrea Kalin ; director, Andrea Kalin.
- ISBN: 0780642074
- Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: Widescreen version.
- Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, 2003.
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)
[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.
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|Subject:||Thomas, Vivien T., 1910-1985.
Blalock, Alfred, 1899-1964.
Surgeons > Maryland.
Cardiovascular system > Surgery.
|Genre:||Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.