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March 9, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XII(10):358-359. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400870034013

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An English Lady Defends her Thesis before the Paris Faculty—The British Army Medical Department—The Metropolitan Hospital Sunday Fund— Bee-stings in Rheumatism—The Action of Hydrobromate of Ulexine—The British Dental Association—The Children's Fête—Saccharin—The Pasteur Institute.

Miss Blanche Edwards, daughter of a deceased English doctor settled in Paris, publicly defended her thesis for the degree of Doctor of Medicine a short time ago. The subject she had chosen was " Hemiplegia in Diseases of the Nervous System." As the degree has not been frequently conferred on women by the Paris faculty, a large number of spectators filled the hall. Miss Edwards was congratulated by Professor Charcot, who admitted that she had passed her examinations in a specially brilliant manner, but did not clearly see what return she could expect for her conscientious labors. He asked her what she proposed to do? Her reply was, " I mean to attend all sick

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