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February 25, 1939


JAMA. 1939;112(8):737-752. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800080057020

IMMIGRATION OF ALIEN IMMIGRANT PHYSICIANS  According to material obtained through government agencies, alien immigrants describing themselves as physicians have entered the United States during each fiscal year since June 30, 1930, as shown in table 1.Neither the foregoing figures nor those that follow include alien physicians who entered the United States as tourists and whose stay is accordingly limited. No evidence has been found to show that any order has been issued undertaking to extend the time during which such alien tourist physicians may remain in this country. No evidence has been found to show that alien physicians find their way into the United States for permanent residence by entering through countries other than those in which they respectively are nationals; as, for instance, German physicians entering the United States by way of say some country in South America.As between the fiscal year ended June 30, 1937,