The number of women physicians in
the U. S. is now 6% of the total, whereas ten years ago women com-
prised about 10%. Dr. Kate C. H. Mead, former President of the Medi-
cal Women's National Association, ascribes the decrease to the
increased cost of medical education and to increased opportunities of
women in social and laboratory work, which attracts women who might
otherwise study Medicine.
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