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Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1892.

“In diaries and letter from the late nineteenth century, women medical students sometimes wrote of their resolve to prove that they could engage in all aspects of medical study and practice without compromising dignity or sacrificing the appearance of femininity. The choice of dress for the dissecting room was one common subject in such reflections.”

From Dissection: Photographs of a rite of passage in American Medicine: 1880-1930 by John Harley Warner and James M. Edmonson