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March 31, 1894

In Opposition to Woman Doctors in Insane Asylums.

JAMA. 1894;XXII(13):480. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420920035011

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"To the Editor of the Dispatch:  " A fair writer in the Times recently made quite a free use of my name, motives, intelligence, etc., in reference to the ' Woman Doctor ' in the insane asylums.The gentleman from whom she received her information of the night's session of the Committee on Asylums has done me injustice, of course not by design. I said: ' There were one or two mean, venal doctors (men, of course), in Richmond, I would like to send to the penitentiary for violating law, but if a woman doctor violated law it would not be for money, but from kind womanly sympathy.' I sent the fair correspondent a copy of my pamphlet on 'Woman's Place,' which I hope she will be kind enough to read, and I will be glad to have her criticism, either private or public. I also refer her to my

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