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This Vexed Question @ Royal College of Physicians
19 September 2018 - 18 January 2019
A new exhibition explores the histories of well-known pioneers uncovering previously hidden medical women. It features RCP president Professor Dame Jane Dacre’s newly-commissioned portrait alongside Elizabeth Garrett’s qualifying certificate, and 17th century handwritten recipe books next to 20th century oral histories, visitors will be able to find out more about individual women doctors and the attitudes towards them over the 500 years of the RCP’s existence. Marking milestones including Vote 100, the centenary of the end of the First World War, and 2018 as the first year in which men and women are expected to enter the medical profession in equal numbers, the exhibition aims to raise interesting and challenging questions around gender and medicine which are still ‘vexing’ today.