On nakedness at work

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 21 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1368
  1. D A Jones, associate specialist, National Blood Service, Sheffield Centre, Sheffield
  1. bing.jones{at}

It’s a dangerous feeling, being at work with no clothes on. Work and nakedness don’t obviously pair up. Clothes rank and protect. We may even think our clothes look smart.

Yet, standing here in the middle of my place of work with nothing on whatsoever, I feel liberated and alive. I’m in the shower, having cycled from home. It’s the start of the day. Here I am, in my tired old body, …

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