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April 6, 1935


JAMA. 1935;104(14):1242-1243. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760140046016

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During 1934 the number of obituaries of physicians published in The Journal totaled 3,393, including 162 Canadians. The obituaries of 3,231 physicians of the United States were published, as compared with 3,209 in 1933. The total number includes also 4 each in Puerto Rico and China, 3 in the Philippine Islands, 2 in India and 1 each in Panama, Hawaii, Japan, France, England, Siam, Persia and Cyprus. The obituaries of 73 women physicians were published, as compared with 83 in 1933. Graduates of medical schools in the United States for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1934, numbered 5,038. Deducting the number of physicians whose obituaries were published, there was a net addition to the ranks of the profession for the year of 1,807.

Ages.—  The average age at death of those classified as of the United States was 64.3, as compared with 64.4 in 1933. One physician lived to

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