Skip to comments.About those white medical coats in the Capitol
Posted on 03/30/2019 7:13:37 AM PDT by Twotone
I have noticed over the past 12 years that a very small number of physicians have posed, in their white coats, with politicians. There are more than 3,000 physicians practicing in Idaho today and when a small group five or so pose in the Capitol building in their white coats the general public may believe that this small group speaks for the medical profession as a whole.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The majority of the 3.000 Idaho physicians are working so hard seeing patients that they dont have time to take off from their practices to testify or demonstrate at the Capitol. Physicians, by nature, are not politically active. Most believe that the duty to patients is a responsibility to patients particularly sick patients and not to a political cause.
In 2009, I was in Washington, D.C., representing the American College of Surgeons on their executive committee when I was asked if I wanted to meet President Barack Obama. I said of course I did, but when I got to the White House, I was told that there was a white coat waiting for me to pose in the Rose Garden with the president. I, along with the majority of my colleagues, walked out of the ceremony prior to its even starting. We refused to allow a symbol of the medical profession to be used for political purposes.
I believe that many of the people posing in their white lab coats dont understand the history of the coat. They may also not understand that in allowing politicians to lever a symbol of their profession, they are in fact demeaning the values represented by that symbol.
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Recall the faux doctors in their white coats in the white house cheering on the cramming of obamacare down the nation’s throat.
Hypocrite! Why the hell did he think Obama wanted to meet with his group when he accepted the invitation.
I thought the article was going to claim that wearing a white lab coat was a symbol of white supremacy and must be banned.
Don’t worry friend, I give medical coats no more credit than I do diplomas hung on an office wall.
There once was a smarmy (leftist) local politician here in NY, who featured a TV ad of himself with a group of “professionals” with white lab coats.
It turned out those people were simply his friends and staff - wearing white lab coats.
Of course, the local TV and failing fish wrap newspaper never called him on it.
A sea of health-care-reform-supporting doctors was assembled to be photographed listening to Obama tell them what a sea of health-care-reform-supporting doctors they are, and they were supposed to all be wearing white lab coats so they’d look like a sea of health-care-reform-supporting doctors.
But some of them despite getting the memo to wear their lab coats came dressed, well, appropriately. They wore business suits/dresses for their audience with a President. Oh, no!
White House staff had to scramble to get a bunch of lab coats, and the photo-op of the staffers passing out lab coats to the doctors was much more amusing than the a sea of health-care-reform-supporting doctors the White House wanted.
I do recall that as a silly stunt - they weren’t there to meet patients, were they afraid of getting bodily fluids or policy on their clothes?
It’s the new Socialist system. Buy a white coat and get a free doctors degree.
Some colleges give out free economist degrees so why not a free MD license?
The men in white coats are coming for severaal members of both houses of Congress.
White Coats? Should be prison guard uniforms.
Ha! I thought this article would be about the many physicians who needed to be kept on call on behalf of our aging, dementia-imperiled Congress. There was an anonymous item a couple of years ago written by a D.C. pharmacist familiar with the many prescriptions required by our esteemed representatives. He (or she) said the American people would be shocked at their many very serious ailments and the strong meds required to keep them upright. Anti-dementia and Parkinson’s meds were especially common.
You tell ‘em, Doc!
Congress is a modern medical miracle!
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