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In 1946 Frida Kahlo went to New York to receive spinal fusion surgery where she met artist José Bartoli. (Getty Images)
In 1946 Frida Kahlo went to New York to receive spinal fusion surgery where she met artist José Bartoli. (Getty Images)

In 1946 Frida Kahlo went to New York to receive spinal fusion surgery at the New York Hospital for Special Surgery. The procedure was a result of the bus accident that dealt an 18 year-old Kahlo a lifetime of severe chronic pain and partial paralysis. While in New York, Kahlo met artist José Bartoli. Following a successful surgery, Kahlo returned home in Mexico City where she recuperated. 

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