1. Gerstein, Mary Rafferty

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Mary Rafferty Gerstein is a freelance photographer based in Chicago, IL.

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About this photograph, Gerstein says, "This picture was taken while I was working on a series of documentary photographs on nurses. The two-week-old infant, Lauren Brooke Klainos, had had open heart surgery at two days old to correct a ventricular septal defect and coarctation of the aorta, and was recovering in the Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery Division of the hospital. As Lorri Nielsen, MSN, RN, CPNP, PCCNP, spoke soothingly and checked her incision, I was amazed to see Lauren respond, looking at Lorri and focusing on her face."


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