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Title: Surgical controversy at the New Hospital for Women, 1872-1892
Authors: Brock, Claire
First Published: 19-Feb-2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press for Society for the Social History of Medicine
Citation: Social History of Medicine, 2011, 24 (3), pp. 608-623
Abstract: This article examines the complex position of nineteenth-century women surgeons, employing the New Hospital for Women in London, with its all-female medical staff, as a case study. An examination of a variety of published and manuscript sources reveal that, while the Victorian woman surgeon was a reality, her position was a precarious one. A lack of clinical experience was a factor in her difficulties, but there were also a number of other concerns, not the least of which was antagonism from medical women themselves about the performance of surgical procedures by their female colleagues.
DOI Link: 10.1093/shm/hkq108
ISSN: 0951-631X
eISSN: 1477-4666
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2011, Oxford University Press. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
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