Quotation by Florence Nightingale

Instead of wishing to see more doctors made by women joining what there are, I wish to see as few doctors, either male or female, as possible. For, mark you, the women have made no improvement—they have only tried to be "men" and they have only succeeded in being third-rate men.
Florence Nightingale (1820–1910), British nurse. Forever Yours, Florence Nightingale: Selected Letters, ch. 3 (1989).

letter, Sept. 12, 1860, to the philosopher John Stuart Mill.
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