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.


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