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Amazing Fetal Surgery
Surgeon holds hand  of 21-week-old unborn Samuel Armas.
(Click on the picture above to see the full photo taken by Michael Clancy)
Surgeon holds hand  of 24-week-old unborn Sarah Switzer.
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Samuel Alexander Armas (in utero)
Born on December 2, 1999.

Photo taken on 8/19/99 by Michael Clancy for USA TODAY.

Surgeon Joseph Bruner touches the hand of his tiny patient, 21-week-old unborn baby Samuel Alexander Armas, during spina bifida surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Doctors repaired a lesion on Samuel's back.

Sarah Marie Switzer (in utero)
Born on August 22, 1999.

Photo taken on 7/1/99 by Max Aguilera-Hellweg.

Surgeons hold up the hand of 24-week-old unborn baby Sarah Marie Switzer, during another spina bifida surgery at Vanderbilt UMC in Nashville.

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