Women in medicine

Michael S. Lauer, Morris A. Wessel, Nancy M. Bennett, Katherine G. Nickerson, Diane M. Palac, Melinda A. Lee, Judith (Judy) Collins, Michèle Harrison, Elaine W. Kay, Denis L. Bourke, Robert Lloyd Goldstein, James Bryant, Richard G. Stiles, William Stohl, Wendy Levinson, Susan Tolle, Charles E. Lewis, Carola Eisenberg

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Levinson and colleagues present a fascinating study of women in academic medicine (Nov. 30 issue).* In their survey they found that 71.5 percent of the respondents were married and 63 percent had children; the vast majority of these women were between the ages of 31 and 50. In order to interpret the implications of these statistics better, it would be interesting to know how they compare with statistics on women in other populations. For example, what proportion of women in this age group in the general American population are married, have children, or both? Or, what are …

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1316-1319
Number of pages4
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - May 3 1990
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Lauer, M. S., Wessel, M. A., Bennett, N. M., Nickerson, K. G., Palac, D. M., Lee, M. A., ... Eisenberg, C. (1990). Women in medicine. New England Journal of Medicine, 322(18), 1316-1319. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199005033221813