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December 25, 1926

BERLIN

JAMA. 1926;87(26):2175-2176. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680260043023

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Abstract

Prize Offering of the Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift  The Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift has announced in number 49 a prize on the topic, "The Best Course of Medical Study; More Particularly, from the Standpoint of the Best Training for the Practicing Physician." In explanation of the purpose of the prize offering, the Wochenschrift makes the following statement: "The Prüfungsordnung für Aerzte of July, 1924 (regulations concerning examinations for prospective physicians), does not meet the justified demands of the medical profession and the medical faculties of our universities. Failing to recognize the mistakes of the previous Prüfungsordnung, and ignoring the modifications proposed for the elimination of its essential defects, the provincial governments, or, more precisely, their representatives in the federal council, being influenced by the prevailing economic conditions, would not agree to a lengthening of the period of medical study required, but, owing to an increase in the number of subjects in which

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