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The German Medical Federations
The federations of German physicians, the Deutscher Aerztevereinsbund and the Hartmannbund, met recently in Hanover. Owing to economic conditions, only a session of the executive committee had been appointed as a substitution for the general medical congress usually held annually. The so-called Hartmannbund, which deals with purely economic questions and those of a syndical nature, held previously a two-day meeting, which was attended by about 500 delegates and physicians. The principal subject for discussion was "Das neue Aerzterecht," by which legal matters affecting physicians and krankenkassen are not only regulated but given a form that presents certain advantages for physicians, although from the financial standpoint it is defective. This is the largest economic organization of a liberal academic profession, including nearly all German physicians. Its chief task concerns the service that physicians perform for the promotion of public health and their cooperation in all fields of
BERLIN. JAMA. 1932;99(20):1702–1704. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740720056023
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