I am sure that everyone can spot the “chaperon” for the patient in this classic photograph of the operating room used at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1892 to 1927. And I am sure that everyone can find the “gawkers” who are present in the photograph. But do you really think that some patient chaperon, if one was actually present, in this operating room would have any clout? Regardless of the validity of our assumptions, I think that this photograph is pertinent to the many years of discussions on this blog thread.
In my opinion, the photograph suggests the challenges that face the patient particularly within a hospital or particularly a teaching hospital today if the patient expects his or her modesty issues to be strictly attended. What do you think? ..Maurice.