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Abstract

Few areas of medicine are on the cutting edge more than fetal surgery. Operations on babies still attached to their mothers seems like science fiction. But that is what Dr. Shinjiro Hirose of UCSF does. The editors of Quill & Scope sat down with Dr. Hirose to discuss his unusual specialty. Hirose, a graduate of New York Medical College, talks about what drew him to the field, the logistical difficulties of doing such precise operations and the ethical issues that often arise when considering his surgeries.

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