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October 6, 1928


JAMA. 1928;91(14):1047-1048. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700140049019

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The Medical Education of Women  The controversy aroused by the decision of certain London hospitals to revert to their prewar practice of not admitting women students to their medical schools has been described hi previous letters. The various women's organizations have protested and put up a strong fight, but in vain. The joint committee of women's organizations to promote equal opportunities for women with men in the medical and hospital services has issued a memorandum urging the need of reversing the decision come to by some of the London hospitals to close their medical schools to women students. The position is thus described: There is at present one medical school—the London (Royal Free Hospital) School of Medicine for Women—reserved exclusively for women. The University College Hospital Medical School permits not more than twelve women entrants a year, of whom eight are taken from the students of University College, leaving four

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