February 6, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(6):491-492. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730320051020

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Restriction on Foreigners Practicing Medicine  The senate has passed the Armbruster bill, which, if it becomes a law, will modify the regulations concerning the practice of medicine in France, a law that has been demanded for many years by the medical syndicates. If the chamber of deputies adopts the bill, which appears to be certain, no one can henceforth practice medicine in France unless he is (1) a French citizen or subject or comes from a country over which France has established a protectorate, and (2) the possessor of a government diploma conferring on him the title of doctor of medicine. The bill contains, however, the provision that foreign countries in which physicians of French nationality are authorized to practice medicine may demand of the French government diplomatic conventions that will dispense, in certain cases, with the French naturalization; but a parity must be established between the number of physicians

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