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“Scrubs” are no answer

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 16 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4511
  1. James A Dickinson, academic family physician1
  1. 1University of Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4N1
  1. dickinsj{at}

Some respondents to Dancer’s article have suggested that “scrubs,” as used across the pond, are the answer to clean clothing.1 Sadly, this is a delusion.

Too often, doctors are seen wearing scrubs outside …

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