Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:48 PM
niyad (37,075 posts)
some quotes of the day-elizabeth blackwell
Elizabeth Blackwell Quotes
A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel.
Our school education ignores, in a thousand ways, the rules of healthy development.
I must have something to engross my thoughts, some object in life which will fill this vacuum, and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart.
If society will not admit of woman's free development, then society must be remodeled.
It is not easy to be a pioneer - but oh, it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world.
The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.
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• Medicine is so broad a field, so closely interwoven with general interests, dealing as it does with all ages, sexes and classes, and yet of so personal a character in its individual appreciations, that it must be regarded as one of those great departments of work in which the cooperation of men and women is needed to fulfill all its requirements.
• For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women
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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:20 PM
bettyellen (26,902 posts)
1. Good stuff. I learned froma health care advocate that
Surgical instruments were designed for men's bodies, as well as drugs. Because they didn't want to test drugs on women in case it might harm a potential pregnancy.
The whole health care industry treats women like an afterthought.
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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:50 PM
niyad (37,075 posts)
2. look how long it took them to figure out that the aspirin/heartattack thing had never been
tested on women, whose bodies and reactions are different. afterthought is the kindest word for it.