Medicine: Fewer Women M.D.'s

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.

...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!