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January 24, 1948

DEATHS OF PHYSICIANS IN 1947

JAMA. 1948;136(4):252-253. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890210036008

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Abstract

The Journal during 1947 published the obituaries of 3,040 physicians as compared to 3,358 in 1946 and 2,962 in 1945. The American Medical Directory Report Service received during 1947 reports of deaths of 3,568 physicians in the United States and possessions, or 528 more than those published.

The average age of the 3,040 whose obituaries were published was 66.7 years as compared to 66.1 in 1946 and 65.3 in 1945. Four physicians died between the ages of 20 and 24, 65 between 30 and 34, 65 between 35 and 39, 75 between 40 and 44, 120 between 45 and 49, 170 between 50 and 54, 249 between 55 and 59, 321 between 60 and 64, 480 between 65 and 69, 548 between 70 and 74, 455 between 75 and 79, 252 between 80 and 84; 143 between 85 and 89, 58 between 90 and 94, 8 between 95 and 100

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