A brief history of medical uniforms: from ancient history to the COVID-19 time.

@article{ODonnell2020ABH,
  title={A brief history of medical uniforms: from ancient history to the COVID-19 time.},
  author={Victoria Rodrigues O'Donnell and L. Chinelatto and Cristina Rodrigues and F. Hojaij},
  journal={Revista do Colegio Brasileiro de Cirurgioes},
  year={2020},
  volume={47},
  pages={
          e20202597
        }
}
Medical Uniforms date back from medieval times. Nursing uniforms were based on nuns clothes whereas doctors used the famous "plague costumes" and black "frock" coats from about 15th to early 19th century. In latter half 19th century medical uniforms started to change. Nursing uniforms gradually lost their similarities to religious outfits. Doctors started to use white clothing. With great emphasis on hygiene and sanitation, the idea of personal protective equipment (PPE) started to evolve with… Expand

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