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“An Innovation, a Revolution” the admission of women members to the Medico-Psychological Association

  • Susan Floate (a1) and Margaret Harcourt Williams (a1)
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In 1886, the Medico-Psychological Association established its own examinations leading to a certificate of psychological medicine. Although discussions concerning the setting up of this certificate clearly indicated that it was regarded as a qualification for men, by 1888 women medical practitioners were sitting the examination and appear, without comment, in the lists of successful candidates. However, the question of the admission of lady members to the Association proved to be a much more controversial matter.

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“An Innovation, a Revolution” the admission of women members to the Medico-Psychological Association

  • Susan Floate (a1) and Margaret Harcourt Williams (a1)
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