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May 22, 1937

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1937;108(21):1811-1816. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780210051020

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)April 24, 1937.

The Admission of Women Students to London Hospitals  In a letter to the Daily Telegraph, Professor Ryle calls attention to the fact that women are still at some educational disadvantage compared to men, especially during the clinical part of their training. The women medical students at Oxford and Cambridge are not numerous, but the three London hospitals which accept women—the Royal Free Hospital (which is entirely a medical school for women), University College Hospital and King's College Hospital—are able to find room for only a certain proportion of this group. There are in fact only twelve vacancies in London for women who have previously studied elsewhere. In the case of men, all the teaching hospitals (except the Royal Free) welcome students from Oxford and Cambridge in various ways. The contrast in opportunity becomes more pronounced when it is remembered that a considerable

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