Medicine: Uniform Revolution

It appeared at Chicago's Cook County Hospital in February and spread to Monrovia Community Hospital near Pasadena in April. This month it gained a foothold at the Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles: pantsuits for nurses. With official sanction, 20 of the hospital's 400 nurses broke the ice by wearing the snappy new suits in the out-patient clinic, many more were planning to buy one ($14 for the A-shaped tunic, $8 for the pants). Some older nurses feel that the pantsuits look "unprofessional." But even they admit that because of all the leaning, reaching and stooping required of nurses, the...

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