A mother and her ill son watch TV together at Hospital St. Louis, Paris. The child is in a section for children with blood diseases, sometimes cancer. (© Owen Franken).

A mother and her ill son watch TV together at Hospital St. Louis, Paris. The child is in a section for children with blood diseases, sometimes cancer. (© Owen Franken).

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