As I contemplate this Monitor’s focus on professionalism, I smile at how naïve I once was. It is likely there was a time when I used an editorial as my personal soapbox to promote my once-held belief that physician anesthesiologists who did not wear a coat and tie outside of the O.R. were not presenting themselves in as professional a manner as possible. That this is likely true rests in the fact that I have followed two other editors of this monthly com-munication to the ASA membership who have also commented on proper physician attire. It was my experience in one of my training environments to work with a group of private practice physicians who, at the end of their O.R. day, put on a coat and tie to do their preoperative anesthesiology evaluations for the next day’s patients....

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