1994 Photo Contest, Science & Technology, 2nd prize

Ronald Frommann


01 January, 1993

At three weeks old, this child weighs just 1,200 grams. A salad bowl serves as its bath.

Parents can do little but watch as their role is filled by doctors and nurses at this neonatal center specialized in high-risk and premature births. Infants born three months early, some weighing as little as 500 grams, are no exception here. They are kept alive with the latest techniques and around-the-clock nursing care, but even so, most babies born before the 26th week of pregnancy suffer permanent damage.

About the photographer

Ronald Frommann

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