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Mary Putnam Jacobi
20 pages (2007/1894); 149KB downloadWOWIO Books
; ISBN: WOWIO-00309
In 1893 the "World's Columbian Exposition" was held in Chicago. As part of the Exposition, "The World's Congress of Representative Women" met, attracting over one hundred and fifty thousand attendees for presentations by three hundred and thirty prominent women.
This address, from that 1893 Congress, provides examples of notable female scientists throughout history and adds: "But underneath all practical activities, even for such strenuous mental work as is needed for the practice of medicine, there should lie a broad and deep foundation of speculative work done by solitary students aiming at nothing but the discovery of truth. Until this becomes true for women as for men we can not expect from women the contributions to scientific thought of which they are intrinsically capable."