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October 12, 1935

Christine Murrell, M.D.: Her Life and Her Work

JAMA. 1935;105(15):1215. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760410059033

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This is a worthy monument to a woman worthy of a monument. Christine Murrell followed closely after the generation of British medical women who pioneered to gain admittance to medical schools and the right to practice medicine. So quickly were their positions consolidated that Dr. Murrell was able to achieve the highest politicomedical position, membership on the Medical Council of Great Britain. Although an ardent suffragette and keenly, often actively, interested in every phase of the woman's movement, Dr. Murrell considered herself "a representative of the whole (medical) profession, and not of medical women only." In preparing this most readable account of Dr. Murrell's public and private life, Christopher St. John has consulted her colleagues, friends and employees. Through the eyes of many witnesses one sees forming the picture of a busy and successful general practitioner who was especially interested in the neurologic approach to her patients' problems and who

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