Originally Posted by Magnum Mike
I wonder how or why they came up with the name "Scrubs" for these uniforms? Are they going to be used to scrub something?
That term might have been coined because that was the clothing worn when in an operating room and that type of clothing was sterilized in the hospital laundry facilities. Those going into the sterile operating room had to get “scrubbed up or scrubbed in” to enter the area.