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Protest Numerus Clausus in Latvian Medical School; One Jew Admitted of 39 Applicants

Of thirty-nine Jewish students who applied for matriculation in the medical school of the University of Latvia, only one was admitted, it is learned today.

In contrast, 53 non-Jewish students were enrolled in the medical school. Among the 38 Jewish students rejected are ten Jews who received medical diplomas in universities abroad and who were willing to take the full medical course again in order to be able to practice medicine in their native lands.

New regulations have recently been advanced restricting the practice of medicine to those who are graduates of Latvian medical institutions.

The mass rejection of Jews by medical and other professional institutions is arousing great indignation in Jewish circles which protest against the virtual numerus clausus.

The stringencies applied to admissions to the medical schools are less harsh in other faculties where a larger number of Jewish applicants have been admitted.