December 24, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(26):2208-2209. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690260056024

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Restrictions on the Admission of Foreign Students  The senate of the medical faculty of the University of Vienna has adopted a measure with a view to overcoming the difficulties that arise in the study of anatomy. Henceforth, foreign students of medicine who have not studied in Vienna at least two years will not be allowed to matriculate until all Austrian students have secured their places in the anatomic institutes. It should be emphasized that this restriction does not apply to doctors of medicine and thus does not affect the postgraduate courses, but concerns only undergraduate students. The reason for this unusual measure is the scarcity of cadavers for instruction in anatomy. At present, the supply of cadavers on hand at the two anatomic institutes amounts only to fifty-eight, while there are about 350 first-year, 300 second-year and 260 third-year students who are supposed to have practice work in dissection. For

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