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May 30, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(22):1800-1801. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530480040009

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We present this week for the fifth consecutive year tabulated statistics based on the examinations conducted by state medical licensing boards during the past year. These statistics appear on pages 1841 to 1863 and are worthy of careful study. The four large tables (A, B, C, D) give the results in detail, while the others have been prepared to bring out the more important deductions.

As can readily be seen, these tables throw light on several important factors relating to medical education. They render great assistance in the investigation of medical colleges, and although in an occasional instance conclusions based solely on these statistics might not give the college affected a fair rating, in most cases the ratings based thereon are surprisingly borne out by the more extended investigations of the colleges made recently by the Council on Medical Education. Again, by comparing the examination results of graduates of the

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