Why do doctors wear bowties?

Dr Vernon Coleman

Offensive, half-witted nutters, and those with limited imaginations, have claimed that the fact that I wear a bowtie very occasionally is proof that I am a freemason.

In fact, the reason is more prosaic.

Doctors wear bowties (rather than the more usual long dangly ties) because bowties donít droop onto, or into, the patient who is being examined or treated Ė whereas long droopy ones do.

Thatís it.

Now you know.

I used to wear a bow tie Ė especially when I was a house surgeon many years ago.

But now that I no longer wield a stethoscope for a living, I usually wear one of the dangly ties.

And even if Iíd wanted to join (which I never have) I very much doubt if the freemasons would have considered me suitable membership material.

Copyright Vernon Coleman May 2022

Vernon Colemanís latest volume of autobiography is called Memories 2 and it is available as a laminated hardback, a paperback and an eBook.