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May 27, 1933


JAMA. 1933;100(21):1706-1707. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740210054023

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The Reorganization of the Medical Profession  Dr. Haedenkamp, the Berlin plenipotentiary of the medical syndicates, has been summoned to serve as a commissary in the federal ministry of labor, to elaborate the new organization of the federal system of health insurance. Following a report on the reception of the leaders of the medical organizations by chancellor Hitler, he expressed his views on the physician in the new state. Professional politics in medical circles, in the sense of the exercise of power or the employment of force measures, will no longer exist. The influence and authority of the medical profession in the new state will be based on accomplishments and on nothing else. "It is not the array of expensive equipment nor the superabundance of medicines and remedies that effect the cure but rather the living human forces that are emitted by the personality of the physician."Haedenkamp states further that

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