This report is the 54th annual compilation of information and statistics pertaining to medical licensure in the United States and its territories and outlying possessions by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association. The report presents new developments in medical licensure and statistics for the medical examining boards of all the states, the District of Columbia, Alaska, the Canal Zone, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The figures for Connecticut also include data reported by the homeopathic medical examining board of that state. The homeopathic boards in Louisiana and Maryland had no new licentiates last year. As in previous years, data are included pertaining to the National Board of Medical Examiners and the 21 boards of examiners in the basic sciences.The compilations included in this study were obtained from official reports. The Council and The Journal express their appreciation to the
Turner EL. MEDICAL LICENSURE STATISTICS FOR 1955FIFTY-FOURTH ANNUAL PRESENTATION OF LICENSURE STATISTICS BY THE COUNCIL ON MEDICAL EDUCATION AND HOSPITALS OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. JAMA. 1956;161(4):339–378. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970040037010
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