Women in Medicine
Mridul Megha
WOMEN AND MEDICAL PROFESSION IN COLONIAL BENGAL 1883-1947 by By Susmita Mukherjee Primus Books, Delhi, 2023, 264 pp., INR 1250.00
March 2024, volume 48, No 3

Susmita Mukherjee’s book under reviewexamines the historical and sociological processes that resulted in the concentration of women doctors in India in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The book outlines the complex processes at work that resulted in gender discrimination in medical practice through a detailed exploration of the institutionalization of medical education in colonial Bengal.

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