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June 17, 1933


JAMA. 1933;100(24):1950-1951. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740240046027

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Heated Discussions on the Medical Amendments  The amendments to the medical laws unexpectedly gave rise to serious dissension in both houses of the diet. Few, if any, occasions can be recalled when medical problems have been discussed so heatedly as in this session. The government had been led to believe that the amendments would pass the diet without any difficulty, but suddenly strong opposition appeared to two items in the amendments, which read as follows: Article 4: Matters necessary for inauguration, establishment, arrangement and control shall be ordained by government order. Article 6: Practitioners shall keep record cards with detailed information about the patient, which shall be kept for five years. The local government may censor these cards at any time if need be.Article 4 does not impose restrictions on the qualifications of a person who establishes a hospital or clinic. The government intends to permit any unlicensed man

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