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April 18, 1936


JAMA. 1936;106(16):1389-1390. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770160047018

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The number of obituaries of physicians published in The Journal during 1935 totaled 3,491. The obituaries of 3,319 physicians of the United States were published as compared with 3,231 in 1934. The total number includes also 172 Canadian physicians, 4 in Hawaii, 2 each in Alaska, France, Philippine Islands and Puerto Rico, and 1 each in Africa, Bermuda, Cuba, England, Germany, India and Switzerland. The obituaries of 83 women physicians were published as compared with 73 in 1934. Graduates of medical schools in the United States for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1935, numbered 5,101. Deducting the number of physicians whose obituaries were published, there was a net addition of 1,782 for the year to the ranks of the profession.

Ages.—  The average age at death of those classified as of the United States was 64.2, as compared with 64.3 in 1934. Two physicians lived to be 100 years

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