Medical school is more female than male, for the first time in history

Women outnumber men in medical school or the first time in history, according to new data from the Association of American Medical Colleges. What’s behind the shift?

In researching historical women, I often come across an 1876 book from Harvard doc Edward H Clarke, saying studying too hard made women infertile. It was accepted as truth for years.

I think of that book when I see headlines like this. Screw you Clarke.

For more on Clarke’s book – which was refuted 9 years later in the very first research report by the Association of Collegiate Alumnae, a predecessor to the American Association of University Women – see here: