Saturday, September 3, 2011
During my recent trip we had several medical students to help examine some of our patients. There were several women patients who objected to the male medical students. It was interesting to note that their objections were less to the students attired in “scrubs” and a stethoscope around their neck.
The white coat once a necessary part of the physician dress code has gradually been replaced The identification of medical personnel by costume, like nurses' caps, has disappeared. The difference in dress between the doctor and most other personnel is minimal. Egalitarianism is winning and the patient’s ability to guess will have to improve considerably.
Image above: The distinctive dress worn by the “Plague Doctors” was a little more distinctive than the type of attire espoused by physicians since that time.
Posted by Authentic Medicine Blog at 6:11 AM