Medicine: Refugee Physicians

Before the reign of Hitler there were 50,000 physicians in Germany, of whom 6,500 were Jewish or part-Jewish. Since 1933 "non-Aryan" doctors have been gradually pushed out of practice. Crowning blow came last October, when licenses of all Jewish physicians were revoked, and only a few special temporary permits were granted for practice in Jewish communities. Although Germany now faces a shortage of trained physicians and has been compelled to reduce the period of medical education by two full years, more than one-half of the ostracized Jewish physicians still remain in Germany, helpless...

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