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Can Barbers Be Sued for Medical Malpractice?

In medieval England, this was far more common than you’d think.

In medieval England, barbers were more likely to stab people than cut their hair — because that was their job. Background by macrovector (freepik).

Today, the spinning red and white pole is a symbol of quality haircuts. But back in medieval England, barbers did far more than care for their clients’ hair. In fact, the red stripes that continually flow downward originally symbolized the barber’s most important duty — bloodletting.

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Philip S. Naudus

Philip S. Naudus

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High school teacher by day, koala by night. Founder of Koala Quest. My wife is a cartoonist with a Ph.D., and she co-authors all of these articles.