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Doctor’s art honors hospital’s quilters

It took about three years to create, but in reality “Comforter,’’ the sculpture Dr. Robert Martuza of Marblehead recently donated to Massachusetts General Hospital, had its roots in his first glimpse of a marble masterpiece.

“It was 1964, in high school,’’ Martuza said. “We had a field trip to New York City to see the World’s Fair. And it was the only time the Vatican let out the ‘Pieta’ by Michelangelo.’’

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