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June 12, 2002

Women PhysiciansRestoring the Balance: Women Physicians and the Profession of Medicine, 1850-1995

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2002;287(22):3008-3009. doi:10.1001/jama.287.22.3008-JBK0612-2-1

"Surely this is a little difficult. We are told that the great objection to women entering professional life was that they would not care to marry, hence the desire to keep them out. Now conditions are reversed and the objection is that they do. Really, it is not easy to please." This quote from the 1893 Women's Medical Journal is one of many from More's book as applicable today as more than 100 years ago. It begins a book that shows how far we have come, but often how we haven't made much progress at all.

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