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June 11, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(24):1917-1918. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680500059024

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Suspension of Right to Practice Medicine  For the first time in Belgian history, a judgment of the correctional court (Brussels) provides that a physician shall be deprived, for the space of one year, of the right to practice the art of healing. The sentence is imposed on a practitioner who unnecessarily prescribed morphine in such a manner as to "create, maintain or aggravate a morphinomania." The sentence includes a fine of 30,000 francs.

Vocational Guidance  The Institut des hautes études of Belgium has recently added to the courses in ergology (1) systematic instruction in occupational selection and recuperation, under the direction of Dr. Paul Sillier and José Drabs, and (2) a course in psychotechnics in connection with occupational guidance, selection and recuperation, under the direction of M. José Drabs. These courses are intended more especially for engineers, physicians in factories, labor inspectors, candidates for employment as vocational guidance experts, managers

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