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200 FEMALE PHYSICIANS.
So Many Letters Have Reached Us Upon Thi...
on the subject of delicacy . Are not lady nurses now in favor ? Even so might lady surgeons meet medicine with the and acquiescence of both society . I am speaking
now of ladies practising surgery upon sexes , just as nurses medical attend of their upon attendance own both sex sexes exclusivel can . it As be y to , car this having ried is prudery out the sick nor . and is _Neither it hurt desirable attended in nursing . God by person nor made in s
woman to be a helpmate for man , and maudlin , sentimentalism ought not to In become be , T permitted namel here midwives is y , a midwifery branch to deprive without of . medicin the By two becoming proper e sexes that instruction many of medical mutual women hel and women p mi . training ght . The find , women emp practice loyment might of
obstetrics would suit womenand would not meet with op _} _DOsition on the part after of proper society stud . y ! Let and me training advise , . women A few to women engage in of this talent practic and e amb at once ition , but the number for
would go further , and become medical women ; some time to come would be limited . I remain , Ladies , your obedient Servant ,
F . J . B ., M . D ., London and _JEdinburgli . To the Editors of the English Woman ' s Journal .
! La Allow : dies , me briefly to reply to the long letter of " A Physician of Twentyone "Years' Standing" in your April number , and to the objections there
made First against then educatin let me g observe women that for the it is medical no new profession theory , or . wild speculation , there that exist is several mo , als oted , scho , but ols a Female and tried colleges proposition Ph , ysicians where , and women as proved an established may b and Dr do . fact Gregory stud . y In medicine America some of ;
whom her Female are enjoy o Medical larg many e and College lucrative and practice Female , ; wh Ph y , ysicians then , should y , but that not Eng envious land , have man p and laces privilege every s difficulty with himself in woman . Women ' s way , by the not writer according asserts , to are not her not the equ p deaths h al ysicall rights of y
nonagenarians so strong as men recorded . Is such by the the fact Reg ?— istrar I think -General not . more Are frequently those of women and trials than of men married , and life mostl yet y widows outlive ? the X'hey stronger have passed man . throug Again h , are the they troubles not
regards could always do the mental —are attendants these capacity not upon , I , proofs believe sickness abundant that , an watching educated of physical day Eng and strength lish ni woman ght ? as is Then no second man , as studwhateverthe
to no other in intellect or ability to compass any y , were opportunity afforded her of acquiring knowledge . pects Again of , wedded he asks , life " How ? " many The best females answer would to be that disposed is given in to Great in give the Britain up last all census pros It - ,
which is certain shows then an that excess a very of 600 large , 000 numb females er of over these male must s be content to remain . single ; therefore , the study and practice of medicine ought to have some
consideration at the hands of those who have the instruction of young females confided The writer to their is care evidentl , as parents nervousl or y guardians apprehensive . lest the introduction of y
females into the medical profession should be the harbinger of his occupation being gone . " lie inquires who would employ and them , " not hters the men think cer it
hi tainl cian ghl ' s y y " : probable " lad for themsel friends they ves are would I so admit desire averse not their to , the but services idea for wives of , notwithstanding consulting daug a Female all " I A Doctor Physi . - y
and The un medical skilful profession members , , as possibl now y constituted the change , is now not entirel sought y to without be introduced ignorant
might have a beneficial I am result , Ladies in that , respectfull respect . y yours , George W .
200 Female Physicians.
200 FEMALE _PHYSICIANS .
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), May 1, 1862, page 200, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01051862/page/56/