Daring Women Doctors: Physicians in the 19th Century

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Follow the challenging and illuminating history of 19th century women doctors.

Hidden in American history, all women’s medical schools began to appear in the mid 19th century long before women had the right to vote or own property. “Daring Women Doctors” highlights the intrepid, pioneering and diverse women who faced hostility and resistance in their pursuit of medical educations.

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About the Documentary

At this crucial time when women physicians and nurses are contributing significantly to our community’s health, this documentary provides a look at the challenging and illuminating history of 19th century women doctors. Hidden in American history, all women’s medical schools began to appear in the mid 19th century long before women had the right to vote or own property.

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