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August 14, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(7):506-507. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680070052023

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Medical Profession Wants Official Separate Recognition  The term "physician" is defined under the trade-regulation law. Forty-six years ago the convention of physicians passed resolutions favoring regulation of the granting and the withdrawal of the right to practice, definition of rights and duties, nomination of official professional representatives, and courts of arbitration and honor. The Reichstag supported the proposition, but it has never, in spite of urging, left the federal council. At the convention of physicians the last week of June in Eisenach, Dr. Stauder (Nuremberg) proposed regulation of physicians in Germany. By means of regulation, German physicians will be united and their problems, rights, duties and legal position will be defined. In this way the abilities of the German profession of physicians will be used in a right way for the health of Germany. The organization will have three parts: local associations, provincial assemblies and, as supreme head, a state

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