Women During The First Half Of The Twentieth Century

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Women in Medicine: Adding “Color” to Medicine
By 1914, every Southern state had passed laws that created to separate the societies of blacks and whites generally of inferior quality. These laws place a widespread of restrictions on African-American women in medicine; limiting their access for advancement in education, the job market, as well as, medical-services. Although historians have examined the social and economic impact of two world wars and their roles of women in medicine during the first half of the twentieth century, they have often left out the challenges and inequalities of African-American women and their experiences with disease and health care changes. African American women and their families were unable to obtain access to the new types of medicine and care that were developed; African- American women whom were seeking advancement in medical education had difficulties within the medical field; as well as a discrimination the job status of African-American women was limited compared to white women (Jones, 1993, p.32).
In the 19th century, infectious diseases were the leading cause of death worldwide, in most of the developed world, infant mortality from infectious diseases. In addition, population growth, improvements in healthcare advances in socio-economic development, limited by the local carrying capacity of the environment. As advancements in medicine began to grow the introduction of modern healthcare and health technologies, introduced immunization…
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