Something the Lord Made

Something the Lord Made

The relationship between Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas is legendary in the medical arena. The two men working together at Johns Hopkins Medical School, in the 1940s, invented cardiovascular surgery even though one was a physician and the other was his lab assistant (McCabe, 1989). Watch the film Something the Lord Made (Drake, & Sargent, 2004), and analyze it related to the concept of servant leadership.

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  • How does the depiction of this true story reflect servant leadership?
  • Choose a person from the film that embodies servant leadership. How does this person fit the characteristics of servant leadership?
  • Provide at least two examples from the film of what the person did that exemplifies servant leadership behavior and how these actions influenced others.

Support your statements with evidence from the Required Studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.


Drake, M., Krainin, J. (Producer), & Sargent, J. (Director). (2004). Something the lord made [DVD]. United States: HBO Films.

McCabe, K. (1989, August). Like something the Lord made. The Washingtonian. Retrieved from