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The oft-quoted percentage of women in medical school, now approximately 30%, may give the false impression that women have won an easy and permanent place in the world of medicine. The lessons of history teach otherwise. This book inspires us with the personal triumphs of the pioneer female physicians but counsels vigilance against a relapse of segregation and restricted opportunity.
The eventual acceptance of women into male medical schools at the turn of the century proved to be a two-edged sword. The fact that women were barred from male medical schools and residencies forced them to rely on their own
"Send Us a Lady Physician." Women Doctors in America, 1835-1920.. Ann Intern Med. ;104:733. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-5-733_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(5):733.
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