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October 21, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(17):622-623. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420690030015

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Elsewhere in our columns Prof. Edmund Andrews gallantly defends our American women from the aspersions cast upon them by Dr. Cyrus Edson who in a recent number of a monthly magazine held them up to popular condemnation for alleged physical deterioration and defective training.

We doubt not that other defenders will break a lance in this fray under the leadership of Prof. Andrews in case it shall be necessary, but at present it seems that as Dr. Edson's charges against American women were based on mere assertion, while Prof. Andrews supports his opinion by figures, the iatter has decidedly the better side of the question, and should receive the thanks of the women of America for his timely and prompt defense.

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