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Teddy Bear Hospital | by Christiaan Triebert
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Teddy Bear Hospital

The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) was partly transformed into the Teddy Bear Hospital on Wednesday June 12th, 2013, to introduce children playfully with the course of events of a hospital. Many children are afraid to go to that strange big building called the hospital. Doctors with long, white coats, a strange smell, and not knowing what to expect. With the Teddy Bear Hospital, the UMCG hopes to slightly take away the children's fear. The hospital was set up by medical students in cooperation with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA).


This photo is part of a photo-reportage for the Groninger Studentenkrant.

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Taken on June 12, 2013