Joseph B. Shrager, MD
Much has been written about the entry of women into American medicine. Most of this work, however, has focused on Elizabeth Blackwell's precedent-setting efforts at the Geneva Medical College beginning in 1847 or on the many women who entered one of the several all-female medical schools that were established soon thereafter. The female medical pioneers who entered predominantly male medical schools dealt with entirely different circumstances—circumstances that, in many ways, are more pertinent to contemporary issues surrounding the increasing presence of women in all varieties of medical practice.
This article focuses on three women—Dorothy Reed, Florence Sabin, and Margaret Long—who
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Shrager JB. Three Women at Johns Hopkins: Private Perspectives on Medical Coeducation in the 1890s. Ann Intern Med. 1991;115:564-569. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-7-564
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(7):564-569.
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