The practicality of Bow Ties

"As an intern at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village some 54 years ago, I also was faced with the dilemma posed in Maureen Dowd’s column: how to adhere to the dress code that required ties, and yet prevent that tie from becoming the transport vehicle of bacteria from patient to patient. My solution was simple, sartorially elegant and bacteriologically sound: I switched to bow ties and have worn them exclusively ever since. The bow tie should be the trademark of every physician."

-via the NYT Opinion Page