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Election to the Berlin Chamber of Physicians
Berlin, by exception, has its own ärztekammer, or chamber of physicians, although otherwise there is only one chamber of physicians in each German state. The chamber of physicians is not a federal institution but is established in accordance with the laws of the individual states composing the reich; for example, the chamber of physicians for Prussia and the Berlin chamber of physicians were established by an act of the Prussian legislature, Dec. 30, 1926.The chamber of physicians was primarily created to establish a body of physicians to consider all matters pertaining to the practice of medicine, and to preserve the public health, as well as to protect the interests of the medical profession. The state and communal authorities are under obligations to afford the chamber of physicians an opportunity to express their opinions on questions coming within their sphere. In the consideration
BERLIN. JAMA. 1932;98(11):901-903. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730370041023