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June 28, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XIV(26):936-937. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410260020006

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Why should not Ladies take to Pharmacy.  —A daily journal has recently pointed out that pharmacy is now quite open to persons of the female sex, and suggests, what is certainly true, that it is a calling for which their neat touch and delicacy would seem peculiarly to suit them. For a long time there were difficulties in the way, but these have now been overcome, and there is no reason why lady chemists should not commence business, under the patronage—if they can secure it—of the lady doctors.Quoting the above from the London Lancet as applicable to ladies in England, we are led to inquire why the habit has not long ago obtained in this country, and why ladies are not generally employed in this important industry. It cannot surely be said of them that they cannot become competent. In fact we doubt if there be another such field

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