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This 1950s historical photograph was provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). It depicted the inside of an operating room suite during a surgical procedure. Following sterile protocol, the surgeons and nurses were all appropriately dressed in sterile garments consisting of head coverings, gloves, and surgical robes, which are all still worn to this day, though constructed of more complex materials that implement synthetics such as hypoallergenic polyesters.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Barbara Jenkins, NIOSH
Creation Date:1950
Photo Credit:Roy Perry
Links:CDC – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health – Health Care Workers
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.