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The Economic Distress of the Younger Physicians
As already mentioned in a previous letter, the number of physicians in Germany, in spite of the considerable number who fell during the war, has increased greatly since the outbreak of hostilities. This seems surprising when it is recalled that Germany has ceded to France, Poland and Denmark large portions of its former territory. This, however, has not affected the situation as much as might be supposed, for many of the physicians who were practicing in the ceded regions have taken up their abode in the territory that remains. In the territory ceded to Poland and Denmark, a considerable proportion of the German physicians decided not to seek other fields. According to the recent edition of the Reichs-Medizinalkalender, the number of practicing physicians in Germany has increased from 35,000 in 1913 to 44,500 in 1925.The main reason for this increase is the
BERLIN. JAMA. 1926;87(16):1318-1319. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680160066025