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January 3, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(1):31-33. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410530045013

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The Admission of Women to the Johns Hopkins Medical School—The Historical Club—Death of Dr. John R. Quinan—Semi-Annual Meeting of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty.

You have already been informed by me of the success of the movement inaugurated in this city about the first of last May, for raising a fund of $100,000 to secure the admission of women into the Johns Hopkins Medical School upon the same terms as men. This cannot but be regarded as marking an epoch in the literary and professional advancement of women. With a courage and an aspiration which was not to be daunted by prejudice or opposition, the managers of the project, stimulated by that determined advocate of educational equality, Miss Mary Garrett, boldly knocked at the door of the most modern and advanced of American colleges, "an institution," in the language of President Stanley Hall, of Clark University, "which in the less

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