Friday, August 20, 2010

The man who developed heart surgery was on the payroll as a janitor

This is not one of those "[very loosely] based on a true story" movies like "Braveheart". This really freaking happened.

Anybody who has ever benefitted from heart surgery -- their own or a loved one's -- owes a debt of gratitude to an obscure Black Southern carpenter with the unlikely name Vivien, on the payroll of Johns Hopkins as a janitor. This is a staggering story.

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