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May 21, 1910

COLLECTION AND VALUE OF STATE BOARD STATISTICS

JAMA. 1910;LIV(21):1697. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550470037005

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Abstract

We present this week tabulated statistics based on examinations conducted by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards. With the exception of one report from Alabama, for which the list of failures could not be obtained, the returns are complete. The four large tables, A, B, C, and D, give the results in detail, while tables E to M, inclusive, give important deductions from these tables. Table M gives the totals registered by each board by all methods, examination, on credentials, through reciprocity and otherwise, while Table N shows the registrations by reciprocity.

Tables 1, J and K give the various medical colleges classified according to the percentage of failures (below 10 per cent., between 10 and 20 per cent, or above 20 per cent.). Although no positive conclusion can be formed in regard to any college on the basis of these statistics alone, nevertheless the deductions which they invite are

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