ANTONIA REEVE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ANTONIA REEVE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Heart surgery. Surgeons conducting heart surgery. They are wearing sterile drapes, masks and caps to preserve the sterility of the interior of the patient's body. High standards of hygiene must be maintained in an operating theatre to prevent infection of patients. The surgeon at right is wearing binocular magnifying glasses to help him see microscopic details of the surgical operation. The overhead lights help ensure perfect viewing conditions. Photographed in the UK.
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