Excerpt from The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 82: From January to July, 1870
Dr. Mason said he had been assured that no bill-could pass Congress, granting them a charter, unless it gave the privilege to the female sex of studying and practising the science of medicine. After considerable discussion, it was finally decided to adopt that section of the constitution giving the right to females and colored persons. The fee for admission was fixed at $5, and an annual assessment on each member not to exceed $10, was agreed upon.
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