Adventures Abroad. North American Women at German-Speaking by Sandra L. Singer

By Sandra L. Singer

In the interval among the Civil battle and global struggle I, German universities supplied North American girls with possibilities in graduate education that weren't on hand to them at domestic. This education allowed ladies to compete to a better measure with males in more and more professionalized fields. In go back for such possibilities, those ladies performed a key position in commencing up German universities to all ladies. Many dedicated the remainder of their lives to making larger study and graduate possibilities for different girls, ceaselessly altering the process greater schooling in North America.

This examine offers money owed of the terrific limitations encountered via those first ladies scholars in Europe. It files their perseverance and hard-won triumphs and contains besides the tales of the revolutionary males who mentored them and fought for his or her rights to raised schooling. by no means prior to has documentation of such a lot of North American scholars at German-speaking universities been integrated in a single quantity. This choice of tales from girls throughout disciplines makes it attainable to evaluate the really impressive nature in their mixed contributions to raised schooling and study in North the US and Europe.

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Women with such extensive medical training were even rejected as medical students by regular medical colleges. Upon her return from Zurich, the physician Mary Sherwood applied to the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and had her application rejected. This was twenty-five years after Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell had failed to get that same college to admit even a few women. The college would eventually admit women, but not until 1920. Later in the nineteenth century and even into the early twentieth century, when women had gained access to most of the finest medical schools, women still had difficulties gaining necessary postgraduate clinical experience in hospitals.

The proportion of those who, after their brilliant preparation for the highest work, find that there is nothing in the world for them to do save the drudgery of teaching in the public schools is large, and is constantly becoming larger. Some, of course, find openings in the women's colleges, but the women's colleges are few in number, and it is not even desirable that all of the teachers in them should be women. 141 Those women who did manage to transmit the lessons from abroad to successful careers used several strategies.

Women with such extensive medical training were even rejected as medical students by regular medical colleges. Upon her return from Zurich, the physician Mary Sherwood applied to the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and had her application rejected. This was twenty-five years after Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell had failed to get that same college to admit even a few women. The college would eventually admit women, but not until 1920. Later in the nineteenth century and even into the early twentieth century, when women had gained access to most of the finest medical schools, women still had difficulties gaining necessary postgraduate clinical experience in hospitals.

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