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I guess that’s why they call it ‘The Blues’

August 2012 Br J Cardiol 2012;19:115–6

I guess that’s why they call it ‘The Blues’

Michael Norell

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Over the years they have been white, green, pink, lilac and even a rather unpleasant shade of yellowy-brown, reminiscent of vomit. I refer, of course, not to the various shades of automobiles I have gone through since my first car (a Morris Minor, circa 1972 – a dark green, D reg, ‘jelly-mould’ as they were affectionately referred to), but to the myriad of coloured theatre and catheter lab attire donned by yours truly over nearly four decades of invasive medical procedures. The first question must be, why? What is the rationale behind such clothing needing to be of any particular tint? I guess it starts with having to discriminate our d

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