Art: Girl

The operating room is silent except for the clink of instruments on the porcelain-topped table and the voice of the surgeon, muffled through a gauze mouth bandage, calling sharply for instruments. A bronchoscope, a long mirrored tube, is inserted in the patient's throat and a rod bearing a tiny electric light bulb dropped down. From the sidelines a slender figure muffled in gauze darts forward to squint for perhaps half a minute down the bronchoscope, then back to her sketching pad and color box to draw as quickly as possible the infected...

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