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May 14, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(20):1757-1758. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730460061027

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Foreign Physicians in Turkey  According to the medical practice act of 1928, no one may practice in any form unless he is a Turkish subject and has a diploma from the Turkish medical school or from a foreign medical school recognized by the government.According to article 77 of the present law, only those physicians, surgeon-dentists, dentists and midwives of foreign nationality who can produce official evidence to the effect that they have practiced medicine in Turkey before 1914 are according to the Lausanne treaty of 1923 permitted to continue to practice. Therefore a foreign physician desiring to practice medicine in Turkey qualifies by becoming a Turkish subject. Following application to this effect, the applicant comes before a jury for investigation. If it has been ascertained that the diploma is a true one and is the property of the applicant, and if the jury is convinced that he is a

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