Partners of the heart

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Widescreen version.
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


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Originally broadcast on the PBS television program: American experience.
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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
Director of photography, John Rhode ; editors, Susan Fanshel, Barbara Burst ; music, Joseph Vitarelli.
Narrator, Morgan Freeman ; Courtney B. Vance (voice of Vivien Thomas)
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.
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MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details
DVD, Dolby surround stereo, Region 1 encoding.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kalin, A., Potter, L., Freeman, M., Vance, C. B., Rhode, J., Fanshel, S., Burst, B., & Vitarelli, J. (2003). Partners of the heart (Widescreen version.). Distributed by PBS Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Andrea. Kalin et al.. 2003. Partners of the Heart. [Alexandria, VA]: Distributed by PBS Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Andrea. Kalin et al.. Partners of the Heart [Alexandria, VA]: Distributed by PBS Home Video, 2003.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kalin, Andrea., et al. Partners of the Heart Widescreen version., Distributed by PBS Home Video, 2003.

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