Letters Put your ties back on

Let’s hope that the pendulum swings back to white coat and formal attire

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4509 (Published 16 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4509
  1. Christopher A Efthymiou, cardiothoracic specialist trainee year 81
  1. 1Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK
  1. c_efthymiou{at}hotmail.com

Dancer eloquently explained what patients and the public have long thought—today’s doctors look scruffy and cannot easily be identified.1

I recently observed surgery in North America and France, where doctors were easily identifiable by their white coat and professional attire. At home, my colleagues are happy to come to work in …

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