Doctresses are increasing in numbers and in practice, though in cases where men are attacked by fever it seems difficult to understand how their ministrations can become effective, as, if good looking, they are likely to cause much more fever than they cure. A young female physician of Boston has taken away much of the custom of the male medicals. The "bloods" of Beacon street submit their Pilgrim Fatherly arms with much gratification to her as she vaccinates them, and bless the charming small-pox preventer. So the female element progresses.
Illustrated Police News, February 29, 1872.