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The First Foetal Surgery

On the 10th May 1981 a baby was born after having been successfully operated on whilst in the womb. The paediatric surgeon who developed the technique was Dr Michael Harrison.

On the 10th May 1981 a baby was born after having been successfully operated on whilst still in the womb. The paediatric surgeon who developed the technique was Dr Michael Harrison. He has been speaking to Ashley Byrne about the challenges he faced.

Photo: an ultrasound of a foetus in the womb. Credit: Science Photo Library.

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