Please mark your calendars for Friday, January 11, 2019, at 12:00pm, for our first History of Medicine lecture of 2019:
Dr. David A. Nardone
The Doctor’s White Coat: Symbol of U.S. Medical Profession, Late 19th Century to Present
January 11, 2019, 12:00pm
OHSU Auditorium (Old Library)
light refreshments served
Dr. David Nardone, Emeritus Professor, OHSU and Portland VA, will be speaking on the history and symbolism of the white coat in the medical profession.
The white coat has served as the symbol of doctoring in the United States from the late-19th century to the present. The evolution of physician attire, from black to white, demonstrates how the profession has been grounded in the trust gained from a commitment to science, has applied that science to the bedside, and to its dedicated pursuit of medical education reform. The white coat remains the most common symbol of the medical profession when compared to other symbols of attire and common bedside diagnostic instruments.
More information: See the event on the OHSU Calendar