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When I started my nurse training in the early 1990s, the white caps were an integral part of our uniforms. A few years later, I was disappointed when they were withdrawn just as I was about to earn my prestigious third-year student stripes – but I accepted it as a positive change and happily threw away my white kirby grips.

It's not just nurses’ outward appearances that have changed over the years. I remember using orange and blue needles to stab patients’ fingers when testing blood sugar levels, so I’m relieved that more sophisticated and dignified methods are now available.

There have been many technological advances in healthcare over the


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