April 24, 1915


JAMA. 1915;LXIV(17):1423-1425. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570430055015

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We publish this week, for the twelfth consecutive year, tabulated statistics based on official reports of examinations conducted by state medical licensing boards. For the last two years, however, other information having a direct bearing on state boards and methods of registration has been included. For example, Table D, which shows in what states certain colleges are not recognized, although not based on reports of examinations, is based on official statements, and has a most important bearing on the statistics published. The figures have all been carefully verified, and reliance may be placed on the facts presented. Reports were received from all state boards this year, and the statistics are complete. This is in marked contrast with the statistics of 1903, when the publication of these data began. At that time, reports from a large number of boards could not be secured for the reason that no permanent records of

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