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The genteel revolutionaries in 1879, with Thomas seated at left and Garrett seated at right.


The Other Feminist

By Janet Farrar Worthington

Mary Garrett may have won most of the credit, but gutsy M. Carey Thomas was the driving force to ensure that women would attend the School of Medicine.

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oney talks, and Mary Elizabeth Garrett was loaded. Hers was the bankroll that, a century ago, allowed a handful of women to strong-arm the Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees into accepting women medical students on an equal footing with men. But it was Garrett’s close friend, M. Carey Thomas, who drove the revolution to make the School of Medicine coeducational

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For those in search of a cure, Hopkins long has been the hospital of choice. Now, if several determined clinicians have their way, it also will become a better place to die.


Final Moments

By Anne Bennett Swingle

For those in search of a cure, Hopkins long has been the hospital of choice. Now, if several determined clinicians have their way, it also will become a better place to die.

Mike Carducci never expected much of a turnout for the meeting he and social worker Dana Naughton called last January. They had invited colleagues via e-mail to a Hospital conference room to discuss an issue much on their minds. “Staff throughout Hopkins are researching end-of-life and palliative care. Rather than working independently, can’t we collaborate to improve treatment for patients facing death?”

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