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Jewish Legislator in New South Wales Attempts to Aid Refugee Doctors to Practice

March 20, 1950
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Abram Landa, only Jewish member of the New South Wales legislature, is seeking action by the legislature to admit to practice a greater number of physicians who have received their medical education and training in foreign countries. Many applicants thus qualified are Jewish refugees.

At present the regulations permit only eight foreign-educated doctors to be licensed in the province each year. The regulations also provide that the applicants shall have at least five years education abroad and three more at Sydney University before taking licensing examinations. There were 15 applicants for licenses this year, but seven were rejected despite a shortage of doctors, Mr. Landa pointed out.

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