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July 29, 1933

The Professions.

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By A. M. Carr-Saunders and P. A. Wilson. Cloth. Price, $6.75. Pp. 536. New York & London: Oxford University Press, 1933.

JAMA. 1933;101(5):395. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740300063046

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This volume is a study of the organization of the professions in Great Britain. The sections of special interest to the physician concern doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, opticians and masseurs. The second part of the book covers the evolution of the professions following the industrial revolution, state interference in practice, economic problems and relationships of the profession to the public and the relationships of the professions to the future. Two of the six appendixes deal with professional codes and the conditions of service of doctors under the national health insurance scheme.

Most American physicians know that the British medical profession is organized and licensed on a different basis from our own. The nature of organization and licensure in Great Britain is fully explained. In Great Britain there are 55,000 names on the medical register, and the membership of the British Medical Association amounts to about 35,000. There is also

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