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Flügelhemd

English translation: hospital gown

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German term or phrase:Flügelhemd
English translation:hospital gown
Entered by: Steffen Walter
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11:22 Aug 28, 2008
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general)
German term or phrase: Flügelhemd
This is a shirt or nightdress which is open at the back. Worn in hospital by both male and female patients. Also called Operationshemd. What do the Americans call it?
Gudrun Maydorn
Germany
Local time: 19:41
(hospital) gown
Explanation:
Eine Möglichkeit.

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Note added at 22 Min. (2008-08-28 11:45:49 GMT)
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"open back hospital gown", wenn man auf die Rückenöffnung hinweisen möchte.
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Erika Berrai-Flynn
United States
Local time: 19:41
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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +11
(hospital) gown


Explanation:
Eine Möglichkeit.

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Note added at 22 Min. (2008-08-28 11:45:49 GMT)
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"open back hospital gown", wenn man auf die Rückenöffnung hinweisen möchte.


    Reference: http://www.healthcareapparel.com/shop/unisex-gowns.html
Erika Berrai-Flynn
United States
Local time: 19:41
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thank you very much

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Siegfried Armbruster: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospital_gown
0 min
  -> Danke Siegfried.

agree  Harald Moelzer (medical-translator): ...und so schicke Muster... ;-)
5 mins
  -> Danke Harald.

agree  lirka: if worn by patients; the clothing worn by surgeons is called a "scrub suit"
5 mins
  -> Danke lirka.

agree  Elke Benson
48 mins
  -> Danke Elke.

agree  Ashima
49 mins
  -> Danke Ashima.

agree  Ellen Kraus: but the word should not be dropped, because gown alone has different meanings
2 hrs
  -> Danke Ellen.

agree  Ingeborg Gowans: also known here as a "Johnny shirt", not exactly top fashion statement
3 hrs
  -> Danke Ingeborg.

agree  Sibylle Gray: Yes, entire term: "hospital gown".
5 hrs
  -> Danke Sibylle.

agree  xxx@caduceus: 'tie-back patient gown' is another possibility
6 hrs
  -> Danke cis-med.

agree  analytical: with cis-med
23 hrs
  -> Danke analytical.

agree  Sharon Moler: Yes, complete term. Same gown used whether open in front or back. Nurse or tech usually instructs to leave opening to back (typical) or to the front, for example for an EKG.
1 day14 hrs
  -> Danke Sharon.
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Changes made by editors
Sep 2, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/831340">Gudrun Maydorn's</a> old entry - "Flügelhemd" » "(hospital) gown"


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