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September 21, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLIX(12):1032-1033. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530120054009

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According to the British Medical Journal, a medico-economic dispute of a somewhat singular character has recently taken place in England. The Halifax Board of Guardians, in November of last year, changed the terms of their advertisement calling for a resident medical officer for the Union Hospital, from one without restriction to sex and with a salary of $700 a year to a request for a "lady doctor" at a salary of $500 a year. The position was sought and obtained by a woman physician. The London School of Medicine for Women, however, took the matter up and communicated with the local division of the British Medical Association, which, on investigation, found that the guardians were under the impression that the services of a woman should be obtainable at a less rate than those of a man. A warning notice was published in the British Medical Journal, and the appointee resigned

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