Honorary womanBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7409.297-a (Published 31 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:297
- James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
More than half the UK medical graduates starting their first jobs this week are women. They'll say: so what? More than half the babies born are girls. It's no big deal.
Historically, though, it is. After being excluded from medicine for 500 years, women will soon form the majority. The change is fastest in my specialty, where 74% of UK career senior house officers are women. An American journal recently asked, under a picture of …