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December 16, 1893

Women Kept Out of Salt Lake Medical Society.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(25):949-950. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420770039010

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Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 5, 1893.

To the Editor:  —I have been a member of the American Medical Association for seven years I think; sponsored at my admission by Dr. Etheridge and Prof. W. S. Haines, my preceptors. I have paid my dues and appreciated the distinction of membership. When I came to Utah, almost six years ago, I was, so far as I was able to learn, the only member of the parent society in this Territory. The profession turned a cold shoulder to me, but I insisted upon thriving. In course of time, a well-meaning man presented my name to the local society for admission and I was turned down, one noble exponent of the art of medicine saying, " if I were admitted (he admitting that my claims to fellowship were beyond controversy), " all the d— hags in town would want in " —he referred to the women

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