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Anesthesiologist Fabienne Roelants, right, brings patient Christel Place out of a hypnotized state after her thyroid surgery in the operating theater of the Cliniques Universitaires St. Luc Hospital in Brussels. At the hospital, one third of all surgeries to remove thyroids and one quarter of all breast cancer surgeries are performed using hypnosis and local anesthetic rather than full anesthesia. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

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