Last updated on: 2/27/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Anna Mary Galbraith, MD Biography

Title:
Former Fellow of the American Medical Association
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“As the result of this double standard of morality, society separates its women, as did the Greeks of old, into two classes. From the one it demands chastity and the other is set apart for the gratification of the sexual caprices of men. The great gulf fixed between virtuous and immoral women is bridged over by social convention which permits men to pass and repass freely, but the prostitute is not without her revenge, for the man carries to his chaste wife the germs of the deadly venereal diseases.”

The Family and the New Democracy: A Study in Social Hygiene, 1920

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former Fellow, American Medical Association
  • Former Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
  • Former Attending Physician, Neorological Department, New York Orthopedic Hospstal and Dispensary
  • Former President, Alumnae Association, Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania
Education:
  • MD, Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania
Other:
  • Deceased