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Reshma Jagsi

In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 75: Women's Leadership in the Development of Medicine

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Women's Leadership in the Development of Medicine
Women's leadership in the development of medicine

The American medical profession is exclusive and powerful and historically has played a unique role in our society. Physicians wield enormous direct influence over the well-being of the patients for whom they care as well as on the direction of medical research and resources that influence the public health more generally. Moreover, they are members of a group that has long enjoyed a remarkable degree of influence on social and political attitudes and decisions on an even broader scale. Therefore students of gender relations have much to ...

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