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August 15, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XLI(7):422-423. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04480040018006

This week's issue of The Journal is the third annual educational number, and contains the statistics regarding medical education in the United States covering the year ending June 30, 1903. We believe that the statistics presented in this number, and for the two years preceding, are absolutely correct. It will not be out of place to say that until The Journal, four years ago, undertook to annually gather the information, there was no way of knowing even the number of medical colleges, much less the number of students in, and graduates from, these colleges, aside from the information furnished by the publications of the Commissioner of Education, which are usually a year behind. There were plenty of vague guesses and wild statements made regarding the number of colleges, students and graduates, just as to-day the same kind of statements are made regarding the number of physicians in the United States,

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