Punch,  43 (1862), 18.

Mrs Gamp's College



News-Commentary, Drollery


Gender, Education, Medical Practitioners

    Responds to a claim in a 'weekly Penny Guide to Politics and Social Sciences' that 'the ladies of England are no better than they ought to be' because they still send for doctors when needed. Observes that 'Penny Wisdom' urges women to send not for a physician but for the fictional Mrs Gamp, and warns that most 'women of England' remain unconvinced that receiving advice from a male doctor is 'unwomanly'.

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