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The Financial Situation of the Medical Profession
Although the number of medical students, as compared with the prewar period, is now much less, it is nevertheless greater than future needs require. The academic bureau of information in Leipzig, therefore, published recently the following article:The profession, even before the war, was overcrowded. Owing to the facts that, since the war, the number of medical students and the number of graduates have increased, and that German physicians from foreign countries, the colonies, and the ceded and occupied territories, have settled in the German reich, it will be readily understood that present-day Germany, though with a population six million less than before the war, has a much larger number of physicians than the old German empire.A large proportion of the population are insured in the krankenkassen. Very few physicians can make a living without participating in panel practice. However, only a
BERLIN. JAMA. 1926;87(14):1142–1143. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680140060025
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