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October 8, 1910

Registration of Foreign Physicians

JAMA. 1910;55(15):1304-1305. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330150064025

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  Kindly allow me a few words in final answer to Dr. Nathan, who is laboring under some delusion. I regret very much the personal tone this matter has taken, but for the sake of an understanding by Dr. Nathan let me say:

First.  I never alluded to Canadians or their registration. Second. I never wrote about practicing in Canada nor of the difficulty American physicians find in qualifying to practice in that country.

Third.  I alluded solely to the difficulty South-African-born medical men have in obtaining the right to practice in South Africa. German, French and Russian physicians of the highest standing were forced, after years of practice in South Africa, to proceed to London (directly after British occupation) to obtain the British certificate to continue practice. Surely the egotism of British physicians is not so great as to suppose that all physicians except those of British

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