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January 19, 1935

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1935;104(3):228-232. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760030060019

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)Dec. 22, 1934.

Physicians Must Broadcast Anonymously  The General Medical Council (the body appointed by the government to control medical education and the conduct of physicians) made a regulation in 1932 that, when in the interest of education or information of the public, it is desirable or necessary that matter concerning medicine or public health should be broadcast, the person broadcasting and his remarks should be approved by a physician nominated for the purpose by the Ministry of Health. This regulation has now been rescinded and the council has decided that physicians must broadcast anonymously, that correspondence addressed to them should not be forwarded, and that their anonymity must be strictly observed in connection with any inquiries relevant to them or their talks. Also the Council is to be furnished after the event with names of the broadcasters and the text of their matter. The

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