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Skin lesion surgery. Close-up of minor surgery in which a wound is being stitched closed after a skin lesion was excised from the arm of a woman. The surgeon's gloved hands use forceps, a needle and suture thread. A local anaesthetic has been used to numb the surgical site. See photograph M551/226 showing the incision procedure with a scalpel and M551/228 showing later stitching.
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