Medical Notes

1879 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
But any necessary outlay for these objects would surely return interest an hundredfold. We know of no city in this commonwealth which, having established an independent board, has found reason to regret it. WOMEN AND THE MEDICAL SOCIETY. The question of the admission of women to the Medical Society appears to be assuming a new and important phase. We understand that the censors of the Suffolk District, who act also for the society at large, have such grave doubts of the legality of the action
more » ... the council that they have presented a communication to that body. We are not informed of the precise nature of the points raised, but we can easily imagine that the censors feel themselves in a responsible and delicate position. If they believe that they have no right to examine women, they certainly would be false to their trust by doing so ; on the other hand, if they unreasonably refuse to examine any properly qualified applicant, every censor is liable to a fine of four hundred dollars for every such case. We hope the council will give the matter prompt and serious attention. The question at issue is not whether it is desirable that women should be admitted, but whether or not there has been inaccurate legislation. All must unite in wishing this question treated so carefully that there can be no doubt as to its final settlement.
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