Archives Spotlight: Facts and Figures from 1929-1930

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1. What 3 states had the smallest number of women physicians in 1930?

2. What 3 states had the largest number of women physicians in 1930?

3. What 4 cities had the largest number of women physicians in 1930?

4. What was the average income of the woman physician in the US in 1930?

5. What per cent of women physicians had an income of $10,000 or more in 1930?

6. What per cent of women physicians were married in 1930?

7. How many women enrolled in medical schools in 1929?

8. What medical school had the largest enrollment of women in 1929?

9. What medical schools had the most women applicants in 1929?

10. What was the ratio of men to women in co-educational schools in 1929?

Answers:
1. Delaware, Nevada and Arizona
2. New York, Illinois, California
3. New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles
4. $4000-$5000
5. 8%
6. 50%
7. 285
8. Michigan
9. Michigan and Northwestern (Northwestern took 4 women each year)
10. 93 to 7

Excerpt from the Bulletin of the Medical Women’s National Association (later renamed AMWA), 1930

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