Glances and Glimpses;; or Fifty Years Social, including Twenty Years of Professional Life. Harriot K. M. D. Hunt.
Glances and Glimpses;; or Fifty Years Social, including Twenty Years of Professional Life
Glances and Glimpses;; or Fifty Years Social, including Twenty Years of Professional Life
Glances and Glimpses;; or Fifty Years Social, including Twenty Years of Professional Life

Glances and Glimpses;; or Fifty Years Social, including Twenty Years of Professional Life

Boston: John P. Jewett And Company, 1856. Hardcover. 8vo (20 x 14cm). ) xii, 418pp. Red cloth stamped covers with light wear to corners (upper cover right lower corner showing 1cm of board). Faded gilt titles to to spine, wear to head/tail. PO signature (1897) and erased pencil inscription to free endpaper, rest of text block tight and unmarked. Harriot Kezia Hunt (1805-1875) was an early female physician and women's rights activist. She was the first woman to apply to Harvard Medical School in 1847. Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. had recently been made Dean of the school and initially considered accepting her application, but after heavy criticism by the all-male student body and faculty she was asked to withdraw her application (It wasn't until 1945 that Harvard Medical School admitted its first class of women). Undeterred, Harriot Hunt continued to practice medicine on her own and she became so widely known that in 1853 she received an Honorary MD from the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania. Very good. Item #2033

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