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November 1958

Frontiers of Knowledge in the Study of Man.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;102(5):850. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260220166024

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Lynn White, for a long time President of Mills College and now teaching history and the humanities at Stanford University, once wrote a very wise book entitled "The Education of our Daughters." In it he pointed out that the education of women in the United States today was badly neglected. It was one-sided, missing its absolutely essential double theme and purpose. The life of the American woman, except for a few career girls and spinsters by design or fate has been that of a mother in the home raising a family. Though this is more than a full-time job, it has finite temporal dimensions. When it ends, far too many women who have done well enough as mothers suddenly are thrown on their own resources when the fledglings leave the nest. Then suddenly some women may find that their resources are small indeed. Lack of training for the personal life

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