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December 22, 1945

THE GERMAN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCHOOLS DURING THE OCCUPATION

JAMA. 1945;129(17):1225. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860510091023

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  At the invitation of Major Gen. Morrison C. Stayer, chief of the Public Health and Welfare Division of the U. S. Group Control Council (Germany), I visited during August and September all of the universities in the United States zone of occupation and the majority of those in the other three zones with Major H. M. Rozendaal, Capt. J. S. Lichty and Dr. E. Y. Hartshorne, who are assisting General Stayer in the resumption of German medical education. Their excellent observations as well as the results of several visits to Germany are incorporated in this report.The German medical schools, which were good in 1912, have not kept pace with the advances in medicine. Except for an occasional specialist who has become famous, the German graduates, even those who took postgraduate work as assistants, are not equal to the average American senior medical student. The reasons are

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