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This forty-fifth annual Educational Number of The Journal of the American Medical Association presents data on the last wartime year in medical education, although the effects of the war will still be felt for a long time. All but ten schools have now completed the cycle of four graduating classes in three calendar years. During these three years there have been 20,662 graduates in the United States, which is 5,127 more than in the three years preceding the war.
This contribution of medical schools to the war is especially noteworthy, since it came at a time when faculties were depleted in numbers and the demands on the time and energy of those remaining were excessive.
The statistics and information contained in this Educational Number of The Journal are a continuation of this valuable annual service of the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association. Many groups,
THE EDUCATIONAL NUMBER, 1945. JAMA. 1945;129(1):72. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860350074012
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