Showing of "Something the Lord Made"


By KMVT News

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

September 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Location: Room 154 of CSI's Health Sciences building

Phone: 732-6706


Event Description

The College of Southern Idaho’s Surgical Services program will host the latest in its series of free movies that ‘every CSI Health Sciences student should see before they graduate.’ And, says CSI Surgical Technology professor, the public is welcome, too.

‘Something the Lord Made’ is a 2004 movie starring Alan Rickman as Dr. Alfred Blalock and Mos Def as his lab assistant, Vivien Thomas. It’s the true story of how Dr. Blalock developed the surgical procedure that saves ‘blue babies,’ but the fact that Blalock had his lab assistant, a black man, assist with the surgery was especially unusual for the year, 1944.

Longtime Twin Falls surgeon Dr. Mark McKain will speak and discuss the film. Dr. McKain’s father worked with Dr. Blalock at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore and his mother worked with Vivien Thomas in the lab.

Students and the public are invited, free of charge. The movie will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 in room 154 of CSI’s Health Sciences building on North College Road. For more information, please contact Janet Milligan at 732-6706 or at
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