Preparing for surgery

Preparing for surgery

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Caption: MODEL RELEASED. Preparing for surgery. Surgeon washing her hands before surgery. The disinfectant soap (yellow) will reduce the amount of harmful bacteria on her hands. The surgeon will also wear surgical gloves and sterile clothing during the surgery, to help prevent infection of the patient. High standards of hygiene must be maintained in an operating theatre to prevent infection of patients. Photographed in the UK.

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