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    The Rediscovery of the Need for a Feminist Medical Education

    Mary Roth Walsh
    For well over a century, women have sought acceptance in the medical profession. The first breakthrough in this effort, in the late nineteenth century, resulted in a "golden age": women then accounted for up to half of some medical school graduating classes. These early successes were not followed by subsequent gains. The twentieth century became a period of stagnation for women physicians with respect to both their number and their power. Against the background of this earlier history, this article analyzes contemporary efforts to empower women as physicians.

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    Winter 1979 Issue

    Abstracts

    Foreword
    Lynne Templeton Brickley, Gloria Garfunkel, Donna Hulsizer
    Introduction
    The First Decade of Women's Studies
    Florence Howe
    Feminist Criticism of the Social Sciences
    Marcia Westkott
    Woman's Place in Man's Life Cycle
    Carol Gilligan
    The Rediscovery of the Need for a Feminist Medical Education
    Mary Roth Walsh
    Sexism and Self-Healing in the University
    Linda L. Nielsen
    Sex Differences in Educational Attainment
    A Cross-National Perspective
    Jeremy D. Finn, Loretta Dulberg, Janet Reis
    An Interview on Title IX with Shirley Chisholm, Holly Knox, Leslie R. Wolfe, Cynthia G. Brown, and Mary Kaaren Jolly
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