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December 4, 1897

License in Germany.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(23):1178. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440490044013

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Detroit, Mich., Nov. 24, 1897.

To the Editor:  —A reader wants to know the laws regulating the practice of medicine in Germany. Here they are:Every one desiring to practice medicine in any part of the Empire, must produce proof of having attended four full years (eight seasons or semesters) of lectures, laboratories (the last must be in a German university), be of good moral character, a citizen of Germany (or holder of a permit from the police to residence), and pass a very rigid so called Staats-examen before a body of examiners appointed by the minister of education and not connected with the faculty. A candidate need not necessarily be a doctor medicinœ.An American physician would have to attend, at least a year, lectures and laboratories, get his residence permit from the police, and then come up for the Staats-examen.Very respectfully,

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