Partners of the heart
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Published
[Alexandria, VA] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, 2003.
Rating
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Status
Special Collections - Tennesseana
Special Coll. DVD 617.412 P2739h
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DVD 617.412 P2739h
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Format
DVD
Edition
Widescreen version.
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
English
ISBN
0780642074 (clamshell)
UPC
794054882629

Notes

General Note
Title from container.
General Note
Originally broadcast on the PBS television program: American experience.
General Note
Documentary.
General Note
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.
Participants/Performers
Narrator, Morgan Freeman ; Courtney B. Vance (voice of Vivien Thomas)
Description
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.
Description
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
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details
DVD, Dolby surround stereo, Region 1 encoding.
Language
Closed-captioned.
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APA Citation (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. [Alexandria, VA]: Distributed by PBS Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

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

MLA Citation (style guide)

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

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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