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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, numerous divisive forces challenged Blalock and Thomas' partnership, and each was forced to make pivotal decisions. At Johns Hopkins, as the civil rights movement pushed for change, Vivien Thomas and Dr. Alfred Blalock left a legacy that changed the course of medical history. Put yourself in their shoes and experience these difficult issues first hand.

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

  1. Should Lab Animals Be Used for Testing?

  2. Should Thomas Attend Blalock's 60th Birthday Party?

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