The importance of hospital identityBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7362.490 (Published 31 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:490
- James S Dawson, house officer.
Picture the scene: 12 30 pm on Monday. I had been on call for the weekend and had just spent the past 52 hours within the confines of the hospital. I was still wearing blue theatre scrubs (despite local policy prohibiting me from doing so out of theatres), my white coat, and a stethoscope …