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Restoring the balance : women physicians and the profession of medicine, 1850-1995

by More, Ellen Singer, 1946-

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) r R692.M645 1999
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance)
 
Call Number  r R692.M645 1999
 
 
Summary
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.
Additional Information
Subjects Women physicians -- United States -- History -- 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
Language English
Description xi, 340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-332) and index.
ISBN 067476661X
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