Punch,  43 (1862), 10.

Physicians in Stays





Medical Practitioners, Education, Gender, Colleges, Reasoning, Heroism

    Laments the 'unphilosophical' decision by the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, not to grant doctors' diplomas to women. Thinks that the minority who voted for this change were 'in the right', pointing out that women as well as men have the reasoning powers necessary for medical practice. Expects that a 'female Harvey, Sydenham, Hunter, and Abernethy' will appear once the 'portals of medicine' are opened to her.

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