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Unlikely Alliances

Open 'Unlikely Alliances' We all recognize the old adage, "Two heads are better than one." Partnerships in many human endeavors -- social, scientific, or athletic -- can lead to achievements that are unimaginable for individuals.

But even more thrilling are great accomplishments stemming from alliances that you wouldn't expect, due to cultural norms, education, family background, social status, geography, or other barriers.

In many ways, Vivien Thomas and Alfred Blalock were such an unlikely alliance. Reflecting on their legacy, we've paired other figures who excelled in their fields but whose alliance was unlikely. What twist of fate or recognition of excellence brought these partners together?

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