Punch,  27 (1854), 104.

Physicians in Muslin



News-Commentary, Drollery


Medical Practitioners, Gender, Education, Commerce

Institutions mentioned:

Society of Apothecaries—Apothecaries' Hall , Royal College of Surgeons

    Responding to an article in the New York Tribune on female physicians, speculates on the costume worn by such practitioners. Argues that there is 'no great absurdity in the notion of female physicians' because all physicians are 'fee-male' and, owing to their 'softer and more musical' voices women can deal with difficult cases 'as effectually as a man can'. Thinks the Ladies' College should grant medical degrees and points out that there is no law against women being apprenticed to general practitioners.

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