Hektoen International

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Tag: Richard Spicer

  • Bristol Children’s Hospital and esophageal atresia

    Richard Spicer Bristol, United Kingdom   Fig 1. Bristol Children’s Hospital 1885-2001. Photo by the author. Bristol Children’s Hospital The Children’s Hospital in Bristol began as the Free Institution for Diseases of Women and Children in 1857. In 1885 it moved to a purpose-built neo-Gothic building (Fig.1) and continued to treat women and children on…

  • The cutting edge

    Richard Spicer Bristol, England   Photography by Keith Williamson The baby was going to be fine. The tumor was now in the lab, the blood loss was minimal, and it was now time to close the chest. Closing time always introduced a change of mood; everyone relaxed, and the conversation even became light-hearted. His registrar,1…