Professional Opportunities for Women in Peking Union Medical College in the 1920s and 1930s

by Haipeng Zhou

Jan 1, 2009
The famous dedication ceremonies of the Peking Union Medical College in September 1921 have attracted much attention, and their significant historical implications have been well studied. However, one revealing detail has not received proper attention: the dignitaries invited to the ceremonies ranged from leading medical scientists from all over the world to Chinese high officials, yet only one woman was among them. This woman was invited due to an interesting incident.
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