This report by the Massachusetts Committee on Education proposes partially funding the Boston Female Medical School, the first American institution designed specifically for women, with the additional support of the local community.
The importance of education for female nurses, midwives, physicians, and assistants is discussed as well as the need to stay competitive after the creation of the Female Medical College in Pennsylvania, and ". . . to prevent the necessity of females going out of the State or country to obtain a suitable education. . . ."
Massachusetts Senate document 70 for 1851. Removed from a nonce volume. Very light age-toning; edges chipping on top margin of four leaves. A brief glimpse of how female health professionals were seen in 19th-century America. (Inventory #: 36027)