LONDON (Jan. 24)
A hope German Jewish physicians have been cherishing for some months past which might provide a solution to their difficulties, received a death blow today when the British Medical Association issued a decree instructing colleges and universities in the Dominions to raise entrance requirements for medical students of the Third Reich.
The refugee medical people of Germany are known to have been considering seriously the possibility of establishing offices and taking up practice in South Africa and Australia. The requirement for a medical license was a year’s post-graduate study.
The new regulation fathered by the British Medical Association demads a three-year period of matriculation for a lincense to practices in any British colony. The certificate of the Association is required of every physician anywhere in the Empire.
To date more than a hundred Jewish physicains driven from Germany have registered for a year’s study bto obtain the certificate for practice The restriction amounts to a death knell to their hopes.
Behind the new requirement is a fear that the colonies would resent an influx of German doctors even though Association.
The three-year rule presupposes financial ability of self-support during the protracted period of graduate study, Many of the refugee physicains are havdly in a position to study for three years on their present savings.