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April 11, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(15):1194. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530410034004

The Daily Consular and Trade Reports1 has an article on the subject of physicians in the Transvaal, which will be of interest to medical graduates who may possibly think of the opportunities usually believed to exist in South Africa, and also to physicians in this country generally, because of its professional character. There has been a feeling that the medical profession in this country is becoming overcrowded and that South Africa is a new country, and young physicians have looked longingly in that direction. In reply to many inquiries from young men about to graduate from American medical schools who think of taking up a medical career in the Transvaal, the United States Consul at Pretoria wrote as follows with regard to medical conditions in that colony:

"During the past few years a number of physicians with American degrees have made inquiries about the opportunities presented for the profession

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