1998 Photo Contest, Science & Technology, 3rd prize

Jean-Michel Turpin


01 January, 1997

Medical staff attempts to save Elodie, who at birth weighed 470 grams after a 26-week pregnancy. In France between 35,000 and 40,000 babies are born prematurely every year. Some 9,000 of them are delivered up to three months early. At the Antoine Béclère Hospital Dr. Michel Dehan's highly specialized neonatal unit watches over them day and night, until they are strong enough to be taken out into the real world.

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Jean-Michel Turpin

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