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November 29, 1941

THE ÉMIGRÉ PHYSICIAN IN AMERICA, 1941: A REPORT OF THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR RESETTLEMENT OF FOREIGN PHYSICIANS

Author Affiliations

Chairman; Vice Chairman NEW YORK

JAMA. 1941;117(22):1881-1888. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.72820480006012
Abstract

The National Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians was organized 1 more than two years ago to deal with one of the problems that have arisen out of the present European upheaval. Its name is self explanatory. Its objectives were few but vital:

  1. To evaluate the eligibility of individual émigré physicians to practice medicine in the United States.

  2. To assist those who were found competent in preparing for examinations and for American medical requirements.

  3. To further their resettlement in those parts of the United States where medical services are needed.

The task has not been made any easier by the opposition which has arisen in certain quarters. Where once a medical degree from any noted European university was considered proof of outstanding scholarship, now there is a deplorable tendency to swing in the other direction. In incomprehensible isolation, legislators and others build bars around their own small

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