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Todays Surg Nurse. 1998 Mar-Apr;20(2):28-34.

Surgical scrubs--where we were, where we are going.


Prior to the 1900s, surgical caps, gowns, and gloves do not appear to have been used. Until 1914, all apparel was white in color, but because it caused eye glare, was abandoned in favor of green, and later ceil blue scrubs. Today, the type of scrub used must be compatible with the degree of exposure anticipated to bloodborne pathogens.

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