Mike Gillam, 28 April 2015
For years, if your doctor wore a tie, you may have had reason to be concerned – but could new technology bring ties back to medicine?
The British Medical Association issued guidance almost a decade ago for clinicians to avoid wearing ties. In one study in Queens New York, nearly 50% of ties were found to contain pathogens including MRSA, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumonia, and Aspergillus. Since then, bowties made a comeback for some – but some have been unable to escape the lure of the traditional tie.