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October 27, 1883


JAMA. 1883;I(16):486-487. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390160022002

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Medical Women for India.  —We read of the movement started in England for this purpose, and we find eloquent references to the benighted condition of the people of India, and the necessity for woman's work in that direction, as a part of the text of addresses before training-schools for nurses, and in the commencement exercises in women's colleges, until we receive it as an accepted fact that we must interest ourselves in the sending out of what are to be missionaries of medicine to enlighten a heathen country. But when we read such comments as appear in print in that country itself, such as the able editorial on this subject in the August number of the Indian Medical Gazette, we are suddenly but satisfactorily awakened to the fact that perhaps we are as green in our knowledge of that country as a Hatch or Villard Englishman is of this. To

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