Partners of the Heart

Partners of the Heart

Vivien Thomas and His Work With Alfred Blalock : An Autobiography

Book - 1985
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"Visitors to the Blalock Building at the Johns Hopkins University Medical Center are greeted by portraits of two great men. One, of renowned heart surgeon Alfred Blalock, speaks for itself. The other, of highschool graduate Vivien Thomas, is testimony to the incredible genius and determination of the first black man to hold a professional position at one of America's premier medical institutions. Thomas's dreams of attending medical school were dashed when the Depression hit. After spending some time as a carpenter's apprentice, Thomas took what he expected to be a temporary job as a technician in Blalock's lab. The two men soon became partners and together invented the field of cardiac surgery"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [1985]
ISBN: 9780812216349
0812216342
Branch Call Number: 617.092 THOMAS
Characteristics: xii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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