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January 26, 1889

ON DISTINCTIVE DRESS FOR PHYSICIANS.

JAMA. 1889;XII(4):127-128. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400810019004

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Abstract

" De noche todos los gatos son pardos."—Nuñez.

An interesting young college-graduate, whom we may call Celsus, junior, recently made a proposition, taken up seriously in some quarters, that all physicians should wear some distinctive dress or badge, whereby a gentleman would be known to be aphysician at all times, and in all circumstances.

The ostensible object of such distinctive dress, was so that in case of accident, poor suffering humanity might more speedily be relieved. It strikes us that this proposed return to mediæval cruelty would cause as much suffering as it would remove. Think of the sufferings of the young physician going to opera with his inamorata, if forcibly seized at the doorway of the theatre by a policeman and nolens volens dragged away to set a broken leg, or attend an immigrant child suddenly seized with a fit. But as an advertisement it would a long way

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