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September 13, 1930


JAMA. 1930;95(11):811-812. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720110047023

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Requirements for a Professional Bacteriologist  The medically approved professional bacteriologists have united to form the Wirtschaftliche Bacteriologen-Vereinigung Deutschlands and have drawn up the following criteria for the protection of their interests: 1. Among the duties of a medically approved professional bacteriologist belong the specific diagnosis and the experimental treatment of infectious diseases (preparation and utilization of serums, vaccines and the like). The activity of a professional bacteriologist performed in this connection is to be regarded as that of a specialist. 2. For this work of a specialist—especially for the work of directors of institutes in which medicobacteriologic work is carried on, a thorough special training is a precondition. 3. Such training presupposes, after the securing of the license to practice medicine, at least four years of work in a bacteriologic or hygienicbacteriologic institute, under the direction of a recognized professional bacteriologist. 4. If these conditions have been fulfilled, the candidate

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