Before Scrubs, There Were Nurses’ Caps All images from the Baylor University School of Nursing, 1961. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 9 thoughts on “Before Scrubs, There Were Nurses’ Caps” Add yours Up with nurses – YAY ! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply 😊😊 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Hard to imagine what purpose those caps served. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yeah, it’s not even like a hair net that would keep hair contained. But it would serve the purpose of knowing who the nurse was. Whenever I go to ER, I can’t tell which one is the nurse and which one is the doctor. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I really liked those caps. I wonder why they got rid of them. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I think they were cool and let a patient easily spot a nurse. What I read said they were phased out in the 80s for scrubs. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I read the same thing. I am not a fan of scrubs either. “I have to get ready for work. Where are my scrubs?” That just does not sound right. LikeLiked by 1 person My mom was a nurse around the time where they wore those caps! She said the hospital she was working in at the time said they were carrying a lot of bacteria and dust and so they discontinued them. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Oh, that makes sense! LikeLike Reply Observation and Interpretation: Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.