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During 1931, the deaths of 2,952 physicians of the United States were recorded in The Journal as compared with 2,943 during 1930 and 2,797 during 1929. The list includes one who died in the Philippine Islands, one in Porto Rico, three in China, two in India and one each in France, South America, Central America, Mexico, Norway and Sweden. The total number published was 3,074, which includes 122 Canadians. In 1931 the obituaries of 84 women physicians were published, as compared with 80 in 1930. Twenty-six Negro physicians died during the year. The graduates of medical schools in the United States for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1931, numbered 4,735. Deducting the number of physicians whose obituaries were published, there was a net addition to the ranks of the profession for the year of 1,783, which, figured thus, is an increase of 161 over 1930.
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DEATHS OF PHYSICIANS PUBLISHED IN 1931. JAMA. 1932;98(12):994–995. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730380062017
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