Restoring the balance : women physicians and the profession of medicine, 1850-1995
|Format:||Print Book 1999|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
From about 1850, women physicians won gradual acceptance from male colleagues and the general public, primarily as caregivers to women and children. By 1920, they represented approximately 5 percent of the profession. But within a decade, their niche in American medicine -women's medical schools and medical societies, dispensaries for women and children, women's hospitals, and settlement house clinics - had declined. The steady increase of women entering medical schools also halted, a trend not reversed until the 1960s. Yet, as women's traditional niche in the profession disappeared, a vanguard of women doctors slowly opened new paths to professional advancement and public health advocacy.
-- United States
-- 19th century.
Women physicians -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Women in medicine -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Women in medicine -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
|Publisher|| Cambridge, Mass. :Harvard University Press,1999
xi, 340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-332) and index.