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March 19, 1960


Author Affiliations


Vice-chairmen, National Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians, Inc. 31 Union Square West New York 3.

JAMA. 1960;172(12):1321. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020120099025

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To the Editor:—  The editorial, entitled "America's Responsibility to the Foreign Medical Graduate," which appeared in The Journal, Nov. 14, 1959, page 1577, deserves wide reading and the approbation of all American physicians and others who are involved in the problems of meeting America's health needs. Since World War II, foreign medical graduates have been an important factor in reducing the gap between the physician population and the general population in the United States. They have also filled many thousands of internships and residencies in the hospitals in this country which would otherwise have been vacant. The National Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians, since its founding in 1939, has provided evaluation and placement services for foreign physicians. These services have been provided primarily for escapees and voluntary immigrants, but help has also been given to a limited number of exchange students. The committee has worked to maintain the high

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