Scrubs are worn by medical professionals worldwide: here's why
Medical professionals all over the world wake up in the morning & don slight variations of the same uniform - scrubs.
But how did this uniform come about & why is it so necessary?
Up until the 20th century, scrubs didn’t exist. Nurses were dressed in the classic white dress, white cap apparel you see in all the history books, but other medical professionals often had no uniform at all.
In fact, until around 1940 surgeons wore their own clothes to perform surgeries. They simply covered up with a butchers apron to protect their clothing from blood stains.
Many soldiers wounded in WW1 died of infection because of this lack of hygiene & sterilisation. Only 20 years later the world was back at war, but the lesson had been learned. Medical professionals understood the need for an entirely sterilised environment to reduce life threatening infections.
Medical practitioners started to use aseptic techniques in operating suites to stop infections & pathogens from spreading. Everything was white to convey this new found cleanliness. However, the combination of white walls, white garments & the bright lights of the operating theatre began to cause eye strain. Therefore, by the 1960’s the majority of scrubs were produced in shades of green.
Scrubs as a uniform for all manner of medical professionals didn’t become popular until around the 1970’s. People embraced the new style as scrubs are easy to clean, hygienic, comfortable & functional.
Nowadays, scrubs come in a variety of colours & prints. They're also stacked with practical features to help busy medical professionals navigate their day with ease & do what they do best - take care of people & animals.
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