Medical Education of Women

Mr. Editor: Your readers are aware that efforts are making to provide a school in Boston for the education of females for appropriate professional duties, particularly the department of Midwifery. Something has been accomplished. The American Medical Education Society, for promoting this object, numbers five hundred members, among whom are representatives of all the professions, and of all sections of the great public, including forty clergyment of the different denominations. The President of the Society. E.C. Rlfe,M.D., has instructed twenthy intelligent females, and they are getting into a successful practice….. The Society’s rooms, which will in time become an interesting Anatomical Museum, will be open to the members and their families — and also to all others, ladies or gentelmen,, who contribute one dollar or more… Communicaations and remittances can be sent to the subscriber Samuel Gregory, Sec’y A.M.E. Society, 25 Cornhll — ( We are highly gratified at this encouraging ‘report of progress’ in this praiseworthy experiment, which we heartily commend to the patronage of an enlightened public.) — Ed.Lib. (Liberator, June 22, 1849, pg 2)

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