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Lovakia Limits Jewish Doctors to 4% of Total

The Slovak Government has issued a decree limiting the number of Jewish physicians permitted to practice to four per cent of the total number of physicians registered in the Medical Chamber on June 30, according to advices from Bratislava today. It is estimated that 54 of the 650 Jewish physicians in Slovakia will be allowed to practice.

The Jewish physicians will be permitted to practice only at certain addresses to be fixed by the Interior Ministry, which is also authorized to forbid them to treat “Aryan” patients. Jewish doctors are also deprived of their votes in the Medical Chamber.

Before the Nazi domination of Slovakia, Jewish physicians were encouraged to settle in the country because of the shortage of doctors.