Punch,  14 (1848), 117.

A Medical Maiden





Medical Practitioners, Education, Gender, Cultural Geography, Domestic Economy

    Reports on Elizabeth Blackwell's attendance at medical lectures in Boston. Admires Blackwell and applauds her for 'qualifying herself for that very important duty of a good wife—tending a husband in sickness', learning to distinguish between 'real and fanciful ailments', and finding out the 'consequences of want of exercise, damp feet, and tight lacing'. Observes that 'America is certainly ahead of us in respect of the medical profession'.

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