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Subject: RE: [Leica] 'this is how the photo business works....
From: "Stuart Phillips" <>
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 09:41:08 -0400

If you don't mind my asking. Have you shown the photos of their births
to the grandchildren?  How old are they now?  (I'm wondering if any of
them are teenagers yet)

Stuart Phillips

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From: Ted Grant [] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2002 11:20 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] 'this is how the photo business works....

Tom Smart wrote:

>>> Interesting to read your perspective.  I'm one of the guys who puts
> little ones to sleep here in my town.  I don't get teary, but the days
> have children come through the OR are definitely stressful.<<

Hi Dr. Tom, :-)
I've shot numerous medical assignments over the past 40 years and it's
almost like name it and I've shot it... well the folks doing the work,
the patient per sa.  And while shooting my book, "This is Our Work. The
Legacy of Sir William Osler," I never shot kids hurting in OR's, no idea
not, just didn't happen.  Birthing, a couple of my grand children and
there it was mixed emotion because a grandchild being born and you knew
you screwed-up you couldn't say, "Excuse me doc could you put him back
for a
re-shoot!" ;-)

But now I'm producing a new book, "This is Our Work. Women in Medicine."
'm  getting into different disciplines of medicine with the women and in
case today, an Ophthalmolgist doing kids. Little folks have always
caused me
grief when they're hurting and in particular in Russia a few years ago
I spent time working with the Children of Chernobyl.

Now if one thinks they're tough non-emotion cookies, just spend 6 weeks
bald headed and deformed kids with the effects of the Chernobyl nuclear
station disaster and one finds out just how tough and emotionless they

The lad putting the kids to sleep today said, some days it's tough with
kids depending how he felt. But it didn't matter whether he was feeling
or not, it was always stressful with the little guys and gals.

I've souped 8 rolls so far and 8 to go, so far the first negs look
good with what appear as "keepers!" But it wont be until contacts and
work prints are made will we decide in or out.

And for those wondering about the M7 battery failure and the results..
everything looks great so far.


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