Med Student T shirts And Shirts For Medical Profession In General
If you are searching for medical T-Shirts, shirts about medical profession, tshirts for med students, physicians, doctors, nurses or generally everyone involved or interested in medicine and healthcare please keep reading.
We introduce three selected T-Shirts with medical topics, shirts with a lot of meaning for the medical profession as we explain later.
You will not find these shirts on Amazon, Etsy, Redbubble or any other marketplace, since they are exclusively sold in KUKUVAYA Concept store.
First things first, we will quickly describe the technical specs of the shirts, something boring but important as you will see and we will continue with the presentation of the medical T-shirts.
Medicinal Shirts Specifications
The suggested T shirts are very comfortable and a great gift idea for doctors, surgeons, physician assistants, registered nurses, medical school students, nursing school students and more.
All of the presented medical T-shirts are:
Designed in Greece and only available through our store.
They are printed in Europe (France) with 100% Eco-certified water-based inks (from OEKO-TEX®'s ECO PASSPORT).
The T-Shirts are made of 100% organic ring-spun combed cotton.
The T-Shirts bear the Vegan label from PeTA.
They are of high quality made in the most responsible and ethical way with respect to human labor.
Cotton is grown and the shirts are produced in ways that do not harm people, animals or the environment.
Our provider works very closely with the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF).
The proposed T Shirts are unisex, available from XS to 2XL and are Medium fit, Modern with tubular cut (Single Jersey, 150 g/m2. Top quality product).
- All T-Shirts are available in 5 colors.
With no further ado here are our top suggestions of T-Shirts about health and medicine:
A few words about the design of this Hippocratic Oath medical T-Shirt.
All great ancient civilizations developed their own ways of healing the ill. Early medical “schools” are those of Babylon, China, Egypt and India. In India the concepts of medical diagnosis and prognosis were first introduced.
The beginning of “Modern Western Medicine” can be traced to Hippocrates (c. 460 – c. 370 BC), the “father of modern medicine” who was the first known to systematize the medical process in an almost scientific way.
In Hippocrates works the detailed approach he took with patients (and medicine in general) can be found:
Observation and description of all details, classification, a thesis about the observation and then a “scientific” research to prove the thesis.
Besides the “scientific” work, Hippocrates' philosophical work about medical ethics is a cornerstone of medical science.
Physicians today take the famous “Hippocratic Oath”, a text written about 400 B.C.E. and this is only a part of the enormous written work by this great physician and philosopher.
The Hippocratic Oath is the earliest expression of medical ethics in the western world and the oldest partial fragments of the oath date to circa AD 275.
Many believe the phrase "First do no harm" (Latin: Primum non nocere) is a part of the original Hippocratic oath.
This is incorrect since the exact quote does not appear in the AD 275 version of the oath. But the meaning is there: "I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm".
The quote can be found in "Of the epidemics" book of Hippocrates (Book1, Section II, 5):
..."The physician must be able to tell the antecedents, know the present, and foretell the future- must mediate these things, and have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm."...
This T-Shirt shows the “Do No Harm” quote in parallel with the snake of Asclepius, the universal symbol of medicine.
The snake figure was associated with Asclepios, the ancient Greek God of medicine. Greeks regarded snakes as sacred and used them in healing rituals to honor Asclepius.
The main reason for the association of snakes with health is that it gets renewed and rejuvenated by sloughing its skin off, a process that symbolizes the metamorphosis among birth, life and death.
This renewal of skin is also a symbol of eternal youth and was directly associated with health in the ancient Greek world.
Snake venom was also considered a pharmaceutical substance.
You can also find this medicine T-Shirt design in a cool and premium hoodie version here.
Plato (5th century BCE) was one of the most influential humans in history.
He was student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle.
Twenty-four centuries ago Plato wrote about subjects of illness, healing and the human being and his thoughts can be unexpectedly relevant in contemporary medical ethics.
His "Dialogs" are ingrained with two key implicit notions that are essential to medicine: holism and care and this is only the tip of an iceberg regarding Plato's work.
In "Symposium" he wrote:
"...for medicine may be regarded generally as the knowledge of the loves and desires of the body, and how to satisfy them or not; and the best physician is he who is able to separate fair love from foul, or to convert one into the other;..."
(Plato, "Symposium", Written ~385 B.C.E)
It is a cool shirt (5 colors available), isn't it?
3. Hygeia T Shirt (The Goddess Of Health Medical T-Shirt)
Hygeia was the daughter of Asclepius, the "incomparable doctor" according to Homer. Asclepius was also the God of healing.
Hygeia as a goddess was specialized in prevention:
According to the myth Hygeia (or sometimes spelled Hygieia), used baths and healing springs, touch and massage;
she promoted healthy eating and focused on everything that was conducive to positive attitude; It was observed that only self-positive thinkers had a good course.
The bowl of hygeia (commonly depicted with the snake of Asclepius) is the most widely recognized international symbol for the profession of Pharmacy today.
The English word "Hygiene" is of Greek origin and comes from the word "Hygeia".
Greeks still use everyday Hygeia's name - after 2500 years - through the internationally known greeting "Geia soy" (Γεια σου):
You can say geia soy or simply hygeia every time you make a toast (cheers), you greet somebody (hello) or say goodbye.
Many more uses can be found and simply put it is a wish for good health that is suitable for every occasion and interaction with a Greek.
You can read a full article we wrote about the goddess Hygeia and her role in the pandemic of Athens here.
This T-Shirt simply writes "ΥΓΕΙΑ" which is Hygeia in Greek.
It is simple, minimal and in our opinion the black and white version is straight to the point: You can be either healthy or not.