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Post-operative woundcare. Hospital nurses caring for a teenage girl who is recovering from spinal surgery. The nurse at left is removing the surgical dressings to check and clean the surgical wounds. She is wearing sterile gloves to prevent infections. The patient is breathing an anaesthetic through a mask to relieve the pain during this procedure. Photographed in the Orthopaedic Surgery Nursing Ward at the Robert Debre Hospital, Paris, France.
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