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Wearing white coats in public places: pride or parody?

Arun Babu T, Sharmila V

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2010.101


It has become increasingly common to spot doctors sporting white coats and stethoscopes at shopping malls, restaurants, grocery shops, on roads, in buses and other public places. This has become a trend, especially among medical students and junior doctors, with little insight regarding its implications. Doctors may do this because they take pride in identifying themselves as medical professionals, for convenience, or because of laziness.

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