Medicine: More Women

Throughout the U.S., top-bracket medical schools reported last week that they were training more women to be doctors than ever before. Female enrollment ran 10 to 16%, well above the 6% reported for the nation two years ago (TIME, Oct. 9, 1944).

Is the U.S. getting over its prejudice against women doctors? The medical-school welcome to women looked like a favorable sign: besides admitting more of them, medical schools no longer gawk or sniff at their girl students. But after medic school, the going is still tough.

Women medicos find it hard to get internships (most hospitals lack separate living quarters for female...

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