Dr. Beatrice Fontalis, center, observes as cardiovascular surgeons Dr. Philip Smith, left, and Dr. Michael Spector perform surgery on an 11-year-old Haitian boy with a heart defect at Akron Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Fontalis is part of a medical team from Haiti here to observe hospital operations so that similar surgeries may be performed in Haiti with the assistance of American doctors.
Dr. Beatrice Fontalis, center, observes as cardiovascular surgeons Dr. Philip Smith, left, and Dr. Michael Spector perform surgery on an 11-year-old Haitian boy with a heart defect at Akron Children’s Hospital. Dr. Fontalis is part of a medical team from Haiti here to observe hospital operations so that similar surgeries may be performed in Haiti with the assistance of American doctors. Karen Schiely MCT
Dr. Beatrice Fontalis, center, observes as cardiovascular surgeons Dr. Philip Smith, left, and Dr. Michael Spector perform surgery on an 11-year-old Haitian boy with a heart defect at Akron Children’s Hospital. Dr. Fontalis is part of a medical team from Haiti here to observe hospital operations so that similar surgeries may be performed in Haiti with the assistance of American doctors. Karen Schiely MCT

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