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May 20, 1893

THE BRITISH GYNECOLOGICAL SOCIETY Refuses ADMISSION TO WOMEN.

JAMA. 1893;XX(20):570. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420470026007

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Abstract

The English gynecologist is charged with being an ungrateful, if not ungracious, element of his profession. He does not welcome the company of his copractitioners of the gentler sex, when he knows full well that without the gentle sex he would be but a stranded bark. Or, as the Press and Circular puts it, "they would retain the ladies as subjects, handmaids, patients, but display a marked reluctance to admitting them 'on all fours' within the sacred precincts of the societies."

The British Medical Association has so far and frankly retracted its former exclusive policy against medical women that some of the latter have felt that the time had come for them to try and land with both feet within the pale of the British Gynecological Society. Some of them have been rapping loudly at the door of that society, emboldened so to do by their knowledge that that society

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