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Fewer Women Medical Students
Figures available show a distinct falling off in the number of women students at the principal London hospitals. Only at one hospital college, King's College, is there an increase on last year's figures for women students. At Westminster the number is about the same as last year; but at all the other hospitals there is a reduction. In some instances the numbers have decreased to almost negligible proportions. On the other hand, the number of men students is well up to previous records. The secretary of the Charing Cross Hospital, which since 1916 has encouraged women students, states in the Evening News that the prejudice against women physicians dies very slowly. For every application for a woman physician there are fifty for a man. The secretary adds that 50 per cent of women who qualify and leave with a degree do not like responsibility, and consequently
LONDON. JAMA. 1926;87(18):1490-1492. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680180062022