Statistical compilations regarding medical licensure are presented annually in the State Board Number of The Journal. The report for 1956 constitutes the 55th annual presentation. Data are included pertaining to (a) medical examining and licensing boards of the United States, the District of Columbia, and the territories and outlying possessions of the United States, (b) the boards of examiners in the basic sciences, and (c) the National Board of Medical Examiners.The computations presented are based on official records received throughout the year from all medical examining and licensing agencies of all states, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and the Canal Zone. 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. By recent legislative action in Maryland, the homeopathic board, after investigation regarding the issuance of
MEDICAL LICENSURE STATISTICS FOR 1956: FIFTY-FIFTH ANNUAL PRESENTATION OF LICENSURE STATISTICS BY THE COUNCIL ON MEDICAL EDUCATION AND HOSPITALS OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. JAMA. 1957;164(4):419–459. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980040059018
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