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April 9, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(15):1315-1316. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730410079021

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Protests Against Ruling on Admission to Faculties of Medicine  A decree of the minister of public instruction, issued January 25, has put into effect the provisions of the Armbruster bill, revising the law of 1892 governing the practice of medicine in France. The Armbruster bill has been passed by the senate but not as yet by the chamber of deputies, which still has the right to make changes in it. Nevertheless, the minister, basing his judgment on the opinion frankly formulated by the senate, immediately put into effect one of its most important provisions, which denies admission to the faculties of medicine to students who have no bachelor's degree covering classical studies and a knowledge of Latin and Greek. In place of the two old established courses leading up to the bachelor's degree (belles-lettres or the sciences), the university has created some twenty different courses to meet the needs of

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