International Women's Day - Honoring our Women Faculty Experts on Pain Management

To help celebrate International Women’s Day, PAINWeek proudly shares the knowledge and insight of some of our faculty.

In 1873, a Harvard gynecologist named Edward H. Clarke in 1873 said that women shouldn’t go to college because a woman’s “system never does two things well at the same time” and if she did go, she risked “neuralgia, uterine disease, hysteria, and other derangements of the nervous system.” Apparently Mr. Clarke didn’t know Elizabeth Blackwell. She was the first woman to receive a medical degree, in 1849.

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