Quotations From HARRIOT K HUNT


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  • Medication alone is not to be relied on. In one half the cases medicine is not needed, or is worse than useless. Obedience to spiritual and physical laws—hygeine [sic] of the body, and hygeine of the spirit—is the surest warrant for health and happiness.
    Harriot K. Hunt (1805-1875), U.S. physician. Glances and Glimpses, ch. 11 (1856).

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  • The class at Harvard in 1851, have purchased for themselves a notoriety they will not covet in years to come.
    Harriot K. Hunt (1805-1875), U.S. physician and feminist. Glances and Glimpses, ch. 18 (1856). Commenting on the Harvard students' publication of "resolutions" opposing the Medical Faculty's decision to allow her to attend lectures.
  • Every individual, like a statue, develops in his life the laws of harmony, integrity, and freedom; or those of deformity, immorality, and bondage. Whether we wish to or not, we are all drawing our own pictures in the lives we are living ...
    Harriot K. Hunt (1805-1875), U.S. physician and feminist. Glances and Glimpses, ch. 25 (1856).

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  • The physician must not only be the healer, but often the consoler.
    Harriot K. Hunt (1805-1875), U.S. physician and feminist. Glances and Glimpses, ch. 8 (1856).
  • In opening your doors to woman, it is mind that will enter the lecture room, it is intelligence that will ask for food; sex will never be felt where science leads for the atmosphere of thought will be around every lecture.
    Harriot K. Hunt (1805-1875), U.S. physician and feminist. Glances and Glimpses, ch. 18 (1856). In a letter dated November 12, 1850, to the "Gentlemen of the Medical Faculty of Harvard College," asking that they admit women to their lectures.

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  • ... it is high time that the women of Republican America should know how much the laws that govern them are like the slave laws of the South ...
    Harriot K. Hunt (1805-1875), U.S. physician and feminist. Glances and Glimpses, ch. 18 (1856).

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