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Pivotal Decisions

Could you maintain a partnership in a challenging time and place, and leave the world a life-saving legacy?

Throughout the 34 years of their work together, divisive forces challenged the partnership, and each man was forced to make pivotal decisions. In Depression-era Tennessee, Vivien Thomas and Dr. Alfred Blalock forged a partnership that changed the course of medical history. Put yourself in their shoes and experience difficult issues first hand.

Make your own decisions, then find out how it really happened.

  1. Should Thomas And Blalock Work Together?

  2. Should a Flash of Anger End Their Relationship?

  3. Higher Wages or a Better Classification?

  4. Should the Thomas Family Move To Baltimore?

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