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May 26, 1956


JAMA. 1956;161(4):380-381. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970040078012

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The Council on Medical Education and Hospitals presents its annual compilation on medical licensure in this issue of The Journal. The report includes statistics concerning the medical examination and licensure of physicians in the United States and its territories and outlying possessions for the year 1955 as well as comparative figures for previous years. Also included is information pertaining to the current regulations for medical licensure. The officers of the examining boards and licensing agencies have been most cooperative in the submission of the current data and information essential in the compilation of a report of this nature, and for this asistance the Council is deeply grateful.

Analysis of the statistical data and textual information reveals that in 1955 a total of 14,840 licenses to practice medicine and surgery were issued by 53 boards authorized by law to grant licenses to practice the art and science of medicine. The 14,840

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