- This multistation approach requires a coordinated effort of many more personnel. These types of evaluations are often performed in gymnasiums, locker rooms, or auditoriums; thus, privacy for the patient is lost.
- Whenever you get a large group of young males together for any reason, you may have a problem controlling them -- their aggression, rough-housing, arrogance, verbal assaults, etc. I'm talking about large group physical exams as sports and military exams. One way to guarantee control is with nakedness and embarrassment, even humiliation.
|THE CONFIDENCE AND SELF ASSURED MANNER OF THE BOY STANDING THE DOORWAY WITH THE SUPERIOR PHYSIQUE|
In some sports physicals coaches instructed the boys to remove all their clothes including underwear as soon as they arrived and to line up naked in a drafty gymnasium (or worse a freezing corridor) before their turn to be examined.
“After our college swim team physical I came down with a bad flu. I mentioned to my Dad thatit was probably because they kept us standing around all day in just our briefs. He laughed and informed me that in his day they were bollock naked, with female doc's, and nurses and many other female staff members dropping by to catch a glimpse of the naked freshmen. At the time I thought he was winding me up but after seeing this forum realize he was serious. Ed, MA
- These exams seem to be modeled on the induction physicals which were given en mass to draftees in earlier wars.