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 don’t droop onto, or into, the patient who is being examined or treated – whereas long droopy ones do.

That’s it.

Now you know.

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

But now that I no longer wield a stethoscope for a…


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Source: Dr Vernon Coleman - MB ChB DSc Read the original article here: