This photo essay came
about as a result of my association with the Walton Sun,
a free weekly in Walton County, FL. My wife, who became a reporter
for the same weekly
in 2001, got assigned to do an article on a new medical practice
in the area named Microspine. New to the Defuniak Springs, FL,
area, the two doctors
were on the leading edge of minimally invasive spinal surgery.
The editor assigned the photography to me (I was a contract
photographer at the
time) and the pair of us were afforded the opportunity to view
an actual surgery in the operating theater.
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