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Image, Function, and Style: A history of the nursing uniform.

Houweling, Lynn MS, RN, CCRN

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: April 2004 - Volume 104 - Issue 4 - p 40-48
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From Florence Nightingale’s caps to lab coats and scrubs: the evolution of the uniform.

Lynn Houweling is studying the history of nursing as a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Contact author:

This article has been adapted from Image, Function, and Style: A History of the Nursing Uniform, which appeared in the catalog of the 2003–2004 exhibition at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, RN: The Past, Present, and Future of the Nurses’ Uniform, for which Houweling was paid an honorarium.

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.