"There is a great deal of debate nowadays as to the fitness of women for the profession of medicine. Is the serious consideration of this question intended to dignify and inflate the hoards of masculine boobies who throng our medical universities, or to utterly disparage the intellignece of women? Which?"
Plain Home Talk and Medical Common Sense. E.B. Foote, M.D., A.L. Bancroft & Co., New York [etc.] 1871, pg. 211.