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JAMA Revisited
November 17, 2015

Women Physicians and the War

JAMA. 2015;314(19):2088. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12098

The present war, in draining the belligerent countries of their male population, has naturally thrown unwonted responsibilities on women. In various callings, positions from which women had previously been rigorously excluded, or to which they had been admitted only under protest, are now being thrown open, and women are eagerly invited to enter. In the medical profession especially the demands of the military service have produced a deficiency in the supply of civilian practitioners which can be remedied only by utilizing the services of women physicians.

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