Development of health care in Hungary followed the pattern of the general trends of European standards and was closely related to, and in interaction with, the latter. Many renowned Hungarian physicians studied and worked abroad from the 16th century onward. This practice is not unusual even now. Before, students visited the universities of Germany, Italy, and Austria, whereas in recent times students more frequently study medicine in the United States, England, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Sweden. From the 1920s on, physicians and investigators from abroad came to Hungary to do research and to exchange results.