Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Show and Tell?

Well, here's my link:

It's called "Like Something the Lord Made," and it's Katie McCabe's more-or-less posthumous profile of Vivien Thomas, a (or perhaps the) pioneer in cardiac surgery during a time of great racial tension. I think the thing that I like most about this piece is how simple it is. McCabe has a way of including great detail with great simplicity, much like Thomas' pragmatism in the lab. A bit of her profile is taken both from his autobiography and from those who knew of him, but I think that plays heavily into the function of narrative to define a person. I liked it.

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