Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Charles de Lorme

  • Fashion-based medicine: A history of Western doctors’ dress

    Shefali Sood Washington, DC, United States   Illustration of a physician wearing a seventeenth-century plague preventive costume. Wellcome Collection.  How do doctors dress? It depends on whom and when you ask. Just like other forms of clothing, the history of medical garb has been subject to the trends of time. While this has changed drastically…