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View of the interior of an operating room in Greenfield, Massachusetts in 1903. This photograph, taken during the course of surgery, does not convey the sterile conditions that we associate with modern hospital operating rooms in the developed world. In addition to the four male doctors and two female nurses, three observers in street clothes look on. None of the doctors wear surgical masks or gloves, articles now considered necessary to prevent contamination.


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Hospital Operating Room

photographer   Unidentified
date   1903
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   6.0"
width   8.12"
process/materials   paper print
item type   Photograph/Photograph
accession #   #1996.12.3354

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