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Preparing for surgery. Surgeon being clothed in sterile drapes before surgery. She is wearing a surgical mask and cap to help prevent infection of the patient with pathogenic microbes. She is putting gloves on her hands that she has just washed, which is why she needs help to put on the surgical gown. This surgeon is in St Richard's Hospital, a National Health Service (NHS) hospital in Chichester, West Sussex, England.
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