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Blalock, Alfred, 1899-1964.

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Sixty-two years ago, a somewhat unlikely duo consisting of a prominent white surgeon and an African-American janitor pioneered an innovative procedure that would save thousands of so-called blue babies’ lives. This companion website to the documentary from PBS’s American Experience series offers additional information and material about both Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas, and how their lives...