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February 6, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(6):490-491. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730320050019

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Ban on Married Women Physicians  Many public bodies terminate the appointments of women on marriage because they think that this interferes with the performance of their duties and that matrimony is a sufficient job for a woman. On the other hand, the advocates of women's rights, who demand complete equality with men, hold that this ban is unjust, as nothing of the kind exists in the case of men. The question has recently been discussed by the London county council, which employs a large medical staff comprising many women physicians, whether it should relax its standing orders to allow married women to be appointed to medical posts or permit those who are single to continue after marriage. The matter arose in consequence of a resolution forwarded by the Medical Women's Federation protesting against the ban. It was urged that dual appointments, such as a man being master and his wife

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