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September 4, 1948


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Salt Lake City.

JAMA. 1948;138(1):90. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900010092025

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To the Editor:—  I have been interested in compiling a statistical analysis of the educational background of the Presidents of the American Medical Association during the first one hundred years of its existence. From "A History of the American Medical Association" by Fishbein, I have compiled the following data relative to the medical schools from which the various Presidents of the American Medical Association were graduated. The University of Pennsylvania leads in the number of graduates, twenty of the Presidents of the American Medical Association having received their degrees in medicine from that institution. Harvard comes second with ten graduates, followed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York with seven and Jefferson Medical College with six. Northwestern Medical College, Bellevue Hospital Medical College, Rush Medical College and the University of Louisville each graduated four subsequent Presidents of the American Medical Association. The remaining Presidents were graduated from

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