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Why do doctors wear scrubs? How did the practice begin?

Why do doctors wear scrubs? How did the practice begin?

Scrubs are the sanitary clothing worn by surgeons, nurses, physiciansand other workers involved in patient care in hospitals. Originally designed for use by surgeons and other operating room personnel, who would put them on when sterilizing themselves, or “scrubbing in”, before surgery, they are now worn by many hospital personnel. Their use has been extended outside hospitals as well, to work environments where clothing may… View more