A doctor's artistic touch eases the pain of surgery

A doctor's artistic touch eases the pain of surgery

Source: KING 5 News

With a scalpel in hand, Dr. Kimberly Riehle can make an incision with precision. Not only is she a skilled pediatric surgeon at Seattle Children's, she's also an artist of sorts. But, Dr. Riehle knows she's no Rembrant. "No, I have no artistic talent," claimed Riehle. Even so, she creatively cuts shapes out of gauze and then displays her art where it can be best appreciated.

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