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June 26, 1948


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Beverly Hills, Calif.

JAMA. 1948;137(9):807-808. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890430049020

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To the Editor:—  In an article in The Journal, May 1, Dr. Jacob L. Lochner, of Albany, N. Y., reported about "Licensure Evaluation of European Medical Graduates." As long as there are by now several thousand foreign graduates in this country who have taken their state board examinations during the last fifteen years, the problem involved is bound to arouse considerable interest and attention in many medical communities of the Unites States.Dr. Lochner's article presented a frank and violent attack on European immigrant physicians, and, as similar articles have appeared in other medical journals, it seems appropriate to hear somebody from the other camp.Dr. Lochner started out in dealing with the different national systems of education, and cited the reports which the Commission of Medical Education made in 1932. For the most part, also, he considered medical education in Germany. The report stated that up to 1913 medical

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