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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 preparing new surgical dressings to cover the surgical wounds. She is wearing sterile clothing, and will use 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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