Did you know the story of the humble Doctor’s coat?
Till a major part of the 19th century, a doctor’s coat used to be black in color. Why? Because a visit to a doctor had an air of ‘finality’ attached to it, almost like the solemn nature of a funeral. As per this historical account, until the late 19th century, seeking medical advice was usually a last resort and frequently a precursor to death. The reason? Poor hygiene standards in medical practice.
In fact, back in those days, a doctor’s badge of a busy practice was their black coats stiffened with blood and remains of previous operations…
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