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June 24, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLIV(25):1992. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500520020008

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The effect of the war on the medical profession in Russia, has been marked, according to the testimony in the Archives Générales de Médecine, of Dr. Marcon, a French physician, resident in St. Petersburg. Nearly all the army reserve physicians, as well as the more advanced students of the medical schools, have been called to the front, and while there are yet sufficient in the cities for the paying clienteles, the country districts are almost without physicians. It has been proposed to open the gates, temporarily, to foreign physicians, under the condition that they are acquainted with the Russian language, but, as Dr. Marcon says, there will probably not be many who will avail themselves of these conditions. Country practice in Russia is not ordinarily attractive and in the present state of affairs and in case of epidemics, such as the now threatening cholera, the situation of the physician among

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