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May 1, 1937


JAMA. 1937;108(18):1542-1543. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780180066014

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A total of 3,581 obituaries of physicians was published in The Journal during 1936 including 3,475 of the United States, as compared with 3,319 in 1935. The number includes also 106 Canadians, 3 who died in the Philippine Islands, 2 each in Africa, Alaska, England, India and South America, and 1 each in China, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Panama and Puerto Rico. The obituaries of 103 women physicians were published, as compared with 83 in 1935. The number of graduates of medical schools in the United States for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1936, was 5,183. Therefore the net increase in the medical profession is 1,708.

Ages.—  The average age at death of those classified as of the United States was 64.5, as compared with 64.2 in 1935. Thirty-six physicians died between the ages of 25 and 29, 65 between 30 and 34, 69 between 35 and 39, 80 between

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