Glances and Glimpses, or Fifty Years Social, Including Twenty Years Professional Life

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Title

Glances and Glimpses, or Fifty Years Social, Including Twenty Years Professional Life

Subject

Hunt, Harriot Kezia, 1805-1875
Title pages
Harvard Medical School
Title pages

Description

Harriot Kesia Hunt

Abstract

Harriot Kesia Hunt’s autobiography describes her attempts to study medicine at Harvard. After practicing medicine in Boston for a number of years, she applied to the Medical School in 1847 and then again in 1850 and was the first woman to apply for education at Harvard. The Medical Faculty, though questioning the validity of conferring a degree on a woman, agreed to admit her to lectures, but Hunt’s illness and a protest from the students at the Medical School caused her to withdraw her application. In 1853, the Female Medical College in Philadelphia conferred an honorary medical degree on Harriot K. Hunt.

The issue of admitting women to Harvard Medical School continued to provoke controversy until June 5, 1944, when the Harvard Corporation voted to admit women to the Medical School in the fall of 1945.

Creator

Hunt, Harriot Kezia, 1805-1875

Publisher

John P. Jewett

Date Created

1856

Rights

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Is Part Of

Harvard Medical Library Rare Books Collection (R154.H91 1856 c. 2)

Format

text

Extent

1 title page

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0002416

Provenance

Gift of Olive B. Floyd to the Harvard Medical Library, 1948

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Citation

Hunt, Harriot Kezia, 1805-1875, “Glances and Glimpses, or Fifty Years Social, Including Twenty Years Professional Life,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed September 27, 2020, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6566.

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