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Resisting constraints, creating opportunities. The experiences of some early medical women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9472272     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper aims to document the experiences of some women doctors who graduated between 1924 and 1940. It highlights some of the difficulties they encountered in establishing themselves as respected medical practitioners and briefly describes the social context in which they worked. The data for this paper were gathered through the use of one qualitative research method, viz. intensive interviewing. This paper draws on seven in-depth interviews. It focuses on two aspects of these women's professional lives: their medical training and their career paths. It seeks to demonstrate that while some were subject to discriminatory practices by a male-dominated medical profession, they were also involved in pioneering work and made their mark as respected practitioners.
Authors:
L Walker
Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0038-2469     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1997 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-03-18     Completed Date:  1998-03-18     Revised Date:  2014-01-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1508-12     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Career Choice*
Education, Medical
European Continental Ancestry Group
Female
Gender Identity
History, 20th Century
Humans
Physicians, Women*
Prejudice
Professional Competence*
Societies, Medical
South Africa

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