NEW YORK (Jul. 21)
The War Department was urged to relax its bars against German-born doctors in the United States in a letter to Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson sent today by Hugh De Lacy, National Chairman of the American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born. The letter was sent to the Secretary of War immediately following the War Department announcement that it has undertaken a campaign to obtain 20,000 additional doctors for the United States Army this year.
Mr. De Lacy’s letter states that: “We feel that the bars against German-born doctors serving in the United States should be eliminated, or at the least modified, not only because they violate the democratic principles for which this was is being fought but also because they deprive America of the services and contributions of a large number of foreign-born who are loyal to this country. Many of these German-born doctors are refugees from Hitlerism and completely anti-Nazi in their outlook because of what they have witnessed in Nazi Germany.”