Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas - Gwendolyn Hooks

Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas

Vivien Thomas’s greatest dream was to attend college to study medicine. But after the stock market crashed in 1929, Vivien lost all his savings. Then he heard about a job opening at the Vanderbilt University medical school under the supervision of Dr. Alfred Blalock. Vivien knew that the all-white school would never admit him as a student, but he hoped working there meant he was getting closer to his dream.


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