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Toledo, Ohio, Jan. 3, 1898.
To the Editor:
—In Dr. Blech's reply in the last issue of the Journal, he says: An American graduate can matriculate at a German university. That has not been denied, but he is not admitted to the State examination unless fulfilling the requirements as stated in my explanation. He says: The gymnasium embraces a curriculum of seven years only.The classes are Sexta, Quinta, Quarta, Tertia B, Tertia A, Secunda B, Secunda A, Prima B, Prima A, with one year's course in each equals nine years if one is passed every year, which is not always the case. Age for admission to Sexta is 10 years.As to Gewerbefreiheit, those are the quacks, and have no sheepskin of any kind, while the question under consideration is the full fledged license to practice.These few remarks to show that Dr. Blech's corrections are incorrect, and that
Becker B. License in Germany. JAMA. 1898;XXX(2):103–104. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440540051014
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