Book Reviews
May 1938

A History of Women in Medicine.

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By Kate Campbell Hurd Mead, M.D. Price, $6. Pp. 569, with 78 illustrations. Haddam, Conn.: the Haddam Press, 1938.

Am J Dis Child. 1938;55(5):1133. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980110239026

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In this book Dr. Mead has incorporated the results of her research concerning the part played by women in the history and growth of medicine from ancient times to the beginning of the nineteenth century. She presents an account of women who not only have practiced medicine and made notable contributions since early Egyptian days, but were largely responsible for keeping medicine alive through the dark ages. The material is drawn together in an interesting way. It is sufficiently detailed to show that the practice of medicine by women is not a comparatively modern achievement.

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