One hundred years ago: An American professor's view of the medical woman

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 17 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:660

Professor Victor Vaughan, of the University of Michigan, the well-known hygienist, must be a bold man. Speaking before his class recently he is said to have taken as text “Women's Lack of Originality,” and delivered himself to the following effect: “Once a year I like to tell my opinion of women engaged in the study of medicine. In textbook work generally a woman student will make …

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