[Alexandria, VA] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, 2003.
1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
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.