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January 6, 1940

Medical Occupations for Girls: Women in White

JAMA. 1940;114(1):84-85. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810010086034

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The author of this book has also written on occupations for boys under "Medical Occupations for Boys." "Medical Occupations for Girls" includes not only medicine and its specialties but also dentistry, chiropody, medical technology, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy and x-ray technic. The author writes the book as if he were a physician giving information to girls. Unfortunately the author is not really familiar with many of the aspects of modern medical education and in occasional places he has departed somewhat from fact. Thus he gives the impression that a woman can get into most of the medical schools of the United States on about the same basis as a man. It would have been much more honest to say that the number of women admitted is exceedingly limited and that the chances of women getting into medicine are not nearly so great as those of a man.

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