Vivien Thomas Case Summary

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Vivien Thomas was an African-American. When the great depression hit he lost his job. Being an African- American, they were only aloud to work as janitors. The owner of Johns Hopkins Hospital Alfred Blalock was looking for workers. Vivien knew that it would have to be as a janitor but at least he had a job. Vivien asked Blalock for the job and he got it. Even though he is supposed to be a janitor he is always in the lab with Blalock to try and make a procedure for blue babies like Eileen. They were testing it out on animals. Mr. Thomas got married to a lovely woman. Mr. Thomas is a very loving man. No human being should be treated the way the Americans treated them. Inside the lab Mr. Blalock is not segregating the African-Americans.
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