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Pre-operation. Female anaesthetist talks with a patient before surgery to remove cancerous lumps from her breast. The anaesthetist is responsible for monitoring the patient's condition during the operation as well as putting her into and bringing her out of general anaesthesia. Both women are wearing surgical clothing to maintain sterile conditions. Photographed in the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, Italy.
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