PamphletSuslowa [Suslova], Nadeschda. First Edition. Beitrage zur Physiologie der Lymphherzen. Inaugural-Dissertation zur Erlangung der Doctorwurde in der Medicin, Chirurgie und Geburtshulfe vorgelegt der hohen medicinische Facultat der Universitat Zurich: Zurich, 1867. 24 pages. Original paper wrappers, with single loose leaf: “Praelectio inauguralis.”
Suslova was one of seven women who pioneered medical study at Zurich, an important victory in women’s history of the nineteenth century. Their success at the University of Zurich opened the doors to full acceptance of women as fellow students with men in the university environment of Europe. Unlike the American medical schools at Geneva and Cleveland, which quickly banned women after admitting a few, Zurich remained open to women and was joined by other Swiss universities in welcoming hundreds, then thousands of female medical students from all over Europe and North America. The curriculum was unusually rigorous for the time, requiring five years of university-level study to graduate in medicine. 1 copy in the US according to OCLC (at Harvard), as of March 2023. Cf. Bonner, To the Ends of the Earch. Women’s Search for Education in Medicine, 31, 33-40, 42-3, 54, 57, 85-86).