THIS DAY IN VIRGINIA HISTORY
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December 20, 1917
Woman's Work Today Was Published
The only issue of this newspaper was published in December 1917 by the Virginia Bureau of Vocations for Women. Noting the variety of new employment and educational opportunities brought about by troop deployments during World War I, its upbeat articles encouraged women to consider the possibilities of careers in fields such as dentistry and pharmacy. An article on page 3 quoted Dr. J. A. Cameron Hoggan, dean of the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, on his support for admitting women to the program, “It is better to admit strong women than weak men.”