Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania clippings scrapbook: Volume 1

Date created 1869 - 1875

Newspaper clippings collected by the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania regarding the College and women physicians. The majority of this scrapbook covers the Jeering Episode. In 1869, Woman's Medical College students attended Pennsylvania Hospital's clinical lectures for the first time. Their attendance drew a strong response from the male students, including jeering, and created a controversial debate about women's presence in the clinical lectures. The jeering incident and ensuing debate were widely covered in regional newspapers. [Note: scrapbook was made by pasting clippings into an existing, bound, printed volume.]

Type Text
Subjects Clipping | Scrapbook | Coeducation | Medical education | Women medical students | Early College Years | Student Life | Women physicians | Invective | Medical students | Sex discrimination against women | Clinical medicine--Study and teaching | Philadelphia (Pa.) | Women--Education--United States | Women in society
Language English
View full item # | #
Local identifier lca:1696 |  a133_054

Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania Public Relations office records--ACC-133 (explore contents)

Contributing institution Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center
Rights Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Additionally, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by privacy and publicity rights, licensing or trademarks. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. Please contact us at archives@drexelmed.edu or 215-991-8340.