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November 5, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(19):1621-1622. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690190059024

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The Convention of German Physicians  The German Aerztetag, or convention of German physicians, and the assembly of the Leipziger Verband, or Leipzig League, were held this year, as usual, during the middle of September. For the first time, the business manager of the German league of krankenkassen (health insurance organizations) was invited to attend the meeting. He expressed the hope that peace between the physicians and the krankenkassen might be reestablished. The first paper at the Aerztetag was presented by Professor Eichelberg, and dealt with the bad financial situation of the young, oncoming German physicians. Eichelberg ascribed the present situation to several different causes: social legislation; economic conditions brought about by the war and by inflation of the currency, which caused members of the liberal professions to lose property; low physicians' fees, and, finally, legal restriction of the number of physicians admitted to panel practice (attendance on members of the

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