Mary Howell

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Winter 1976


In 1972 I was appointed Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the Harvard Medical School, the first woman in the school's history to hold a position in the ranks of "high administration." I took this job because I want to believe that women physicians and medical students can make real contributions to the women's health movement, and because I know that we need the support, good sense and good politics of other feminists, working together to revolutionize our understanding of health and health care. I hoped to make connections between the two groups and to be a voice for change in the administration of the school. Now, three years later, I believe that I should no longer tolerate the pretense of that job.



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