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July 12, 1930


JAMA. 1930;95(2):137-138. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720020053021

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The General Medical Council and India  In a previous letter the withdrawal of recognition of Indian medical degrees by the General Medical Council because of the refusal of Indian universities to allow inspection of their examinations and the consequent "absence of information respecting medical qualifications and standards" was reported. This trouble is only one phase of the nationalism which is now causing so much trouble to the British government. In his address to the council, the president, Sir Donald Macalister, returned to the question. He said that the council was no longer in a position to give this country the guaranty of sufficiency required by law. Until a central body, such as the proposed all-India medical council, was established by Indian legislation and was empowered to control and pronounce on provincial medical qualifications and standards, the diplomas, while they might be held to meet the local needs of India itself,

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