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According to the 1931 edition of the Reichs-Medizinal-Kalender für Deutschland, Part II, Medical Handbook and List of Physicians, comprising statements in regard to all physicians of the German reich, a list of all hospitals and sanatoriums, a survey of the medical organizations of Germany, and similar material, there were about 50,000 physicians in the reich, exclusive of the Saar region, as of October, 1930, and, in addition, 396 physicians in the Saar region and in the Free City of Danzig. In recent years, the number of physicians has increased much more slowly than during the first years following the inflation period. Women physicians have increased more rapidly than the total number of physicians. Whereas in 1909 there were only 82 women physicians, or 0.27 per cent of the total number of physicians, in 1930 there were 2,807 women physicians, or 5.95 per cent of the total number. The
BERLIN. JAMA. 1931;96(8):626–627. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720340056020
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