Dorothea Erxleben

Dorothea Erxleben

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dorothea Christiane Erxleben n e Leporin (November 13, 1715, Quedlinburg - June 13, 1762 in Quedlinburg) was the first female medical doctor in Germany. Erxleben was instructed in medicine by her father from an early age, The Italian scientist Laura Bassi's university professorship inspired Erxleben to fight for her right to practise medicine. In 1742 she published a tract arguing that women should be allowed to attend university. After being admitted to study by a dispensation of Frederick the Great, Erxleben received her M.D. from the University of Halle in 1754. She went on to analyse the obstacles preventing women from studying, among them housekeeping and children.
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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135906070
  • 9786135906073