Pioneer Work in Opening the Medical Profession to Women: Autobiographical Sketches

Pioneer Work in Opening the Medical Profession to Women: Autobiographical Sketches

IT is a great advantage to have been born one of a large family group of healthy, active children, surrounded by wholesome influences. The natural and healthy discipline which children exercise upon one another, the variety of tastes and talents, the cheerful companionship, even the rivalries, misunderstandings, and reconciliations where free play is given to […]

Pioneer Work in Opening The Medical Profession to Women

Pioneer Work in Opening The Medical Profession to Women

Elizabeth Blackwell’s autobiographic history of the brave accomplishments of those who made the USA’s medical profession accessible to women is illuminating and uplifting. Writing toward the end of the 19th century, Blackwell strikes a dignified and resolute tone throughout this memoir. Prior to Victorian times, women had only a diminished role in the medical profession, […]