May 24, 2004

Yahoo! News – Physicians’ Neckties May Harbor Bacteria

This is good solid research, and also illuminates an interesting point about how dress conveys status. We are all used to seeing the doctor on TV portrayed in shirt and tie (and lab coat) giving kindly advice. Now, it seems that dressing the doctor in a plastic unitard might be the best bet. I remain pleased that I have a female physician that I have never seen wear a necktie.

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