Monday, May 25, 2015

Women in Medicine & Biology: 158 Entries Registered

About two weeks after my initial post on this issue I notice that there are presently 158 database entries by women. This, I think, should be close to the final number in the database as it is currently constituted. Ironically, the some of the last entries I indexed to this subject were the two by Florence Nightingale. As Nightingale is definitely one of the most famous of women authors in medicine and biology, this shows that I was not clearly focussed on indexing to women when I made my first foray through the nearly 9000 entries to create the new subject index. The 158 entries in which women are authors or co-authors of primary rather than secondary works seems like a decent representation of key works; however, I am sure that more works by women need to be added.

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