Punch,  57 (1869), 147.

The Professions in Petticoats





Medical Practitioners, Gender, Professionalization

    Praises the objectives of the Female Medical Society and its associated institution, the Female Medical College. Notes that the society's patron is Anthony A Cooper (7th Earl of Shaftesbury) and urges that it should be supported by men with or without female wives and sisters. In a recent speech to the society Dr Drysdale argued in favour of women entering 'the professions and the trades' and thought they surpass men as barristers. Punch responds by ridiculing the idea of women as barristers and divines.

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