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November 26, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(22):1884-1885. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690220060022

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Canadian Physicians to Examine Emigrants in England  Important changes in the system of examining intending emigrants to Canada are to be made. A party of twenty-five Canadian physicians will operate a scheme which will supersede the existing system, now regarded as unsatisfactory, and it is to be put into operation early next month. There is at present much overlapping and waste of time, and the fact that the emigrant has often to pay for examination is also a deterrent. The new departure is an effort to establish a medical service in Britain which will not only secure uniformity and insure that dominion requirements are fulfilled, but will also facilitate migration from this country. It provides for the division of the whole country into areas, for each one of which a physician will be responsible. He will be required to complete a tour of his area once every fortnight, examining emigrants

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