Free Powerpoint Presentations

Women and Medicine
Page
1

DOWNLOAD

PREVIEW

WATCH ALL SLIDES

Slide 1

Women and Medicine

Women and Medicine

Slide 2

Attitudes

Attitudes

"women are neither physically nor mentally strong enough to cope with the endless medical roundtheir delicate sensibilities surely equip them to be the handmaids of doctors"

Slide 3

Back in the mid 19th century, middle class women were encouraged to live a domesticated life, persuaded that their delicacies made them suitable only as helpers and handmaids in a working environment. There were no opportunities to study and practise medicine and it took hard work and years of struggle to establish the position of women in medicine that we see today.

Back in the mid 19th century, middle class women were encouraged to live a domesticated life, persuaded that their delicacies made them suitable only as helpers and handmaids in a working environment. There were no opportunities to study and practise medicine and it took hard work and years of struggle to establish the position of women in medicine that we see today.

Slide 4

Attitudes

Slide 5

Not always the case!

Not always the case!

This Victorian perspective of women being unsuitable for the field of medicine was not always the accepted viewpoint; women have been equal to men in areas of therapy and care throughout history and in pre-patriarchal times were considered the natural healers.

Slide 6

Their acceptance in modern Western medicine began with their entrance into medical education; a long and arduous struggle by several determined pioneers, the history of whom is deeply connected to the medical school in Edinburgh.

Their acceptance in modern Western medicine began with their entrance into medical education; a long and arduous struggle by several determined pioneers, the history of whom is deeply connected to the medical school in Edinburgh.

Slide 7

Dr James Barry

Dr James Barry

It was at the University of Edinburgh that a bizarre story is set. The Medical Faculty was where the late James Barry began his, or rather her, medical training as early as 1812.

Slide 8

This student, whose real name is unknown, was so keen to study medicine at a time when the social situation and politics wouldnt allow it, that she decided to train and practise her whole life masquerading as a man! She was successful in her field and respected as a surgeon in the army. It was not until her death that her true identity as a woman was discovered and due to the outlandish nature of the story, her achievements as a doctor have been somewhat overshadowed.

This student, whose real name is unknown, was so keen to study medicine at a time when the social situation and politics wouldnt allow it, that she decided to train and practise her whole life masquerading as a man! She was successful in her field and respected as a surgeon in the army. It was not until her death that her true identity as a woman was discovered and due to the outlandish nature of the story, her achievements as a doctor have been somewhat overshadowed.

Slide 9

Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910)

Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910)

For thousands of years the medical professions were reserved almost exclusively for men. Since the 17th century it had become more difficult for women to be involved in medicine. The wise women of the Middles Ages disappeared and midwifery steadily became a job for doctors.

Go to page:
 1  2  3  4 

Contents

Last added presentations

2010-2018 powerpoint presentations