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Medicine, Needless to Say, Can Be Amazing

In diameter, the arteries were the size of the tip of a pencil, Reddy said, and the aorta was 3 millimeters, or about one-eighth of an inch, long. His chest was the length of the doctor’s finger.

Open heart surgery was performed on a preemie. According to CNN, “The hospital [the baby boy] is expected to have a normal life, barring any medical complications from his premature birth.”