The colour of medicine

Pantalony, David
September 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/15/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 6/7, p402
Academic Journal
The article presents a reprint of the article "The Colour of Medicine," which appeared at www.cmaj.ca. It explores the history why green represents the colour of medicine. It first appeared in a San Francisco, California hospital in 1914, where a surgeon found traditional whites excessively bright. Thus, he developed a spinach green environment and found that textures of the wound without competing with extraneous light. Afterwards, several other surgeons followed this direction.


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