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November 3, 1917


Author Affiliations

San Francisco. Secretary, Organization of Women Physicians for Federal Recognition.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(18):1555. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590450075029

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To the Editor:  —I am enclosing a copy of a letter received from Flora Miller, director in charge, Military Hospital, Endell Street, London, in reply to a request for exact information regarding the standing of the English medical women in the war work. As it is the first definite news that we have been able to obtain on this subject, we think it would be of interest to the public, and so ask you to reproduce it in The Journal.In reply to your letter to Dr. Garrett Anderson, I have pleasure in giving you the following facts about the employment of women doctors by the War Office.The medical staff of this hospital is appointed by the War Office, and has entire charge and control of the hospital. The staff is graded and paid according to rank, namely, as Major, Captain or Lieutenant. None of us are commissioned, as

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