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For the eighth consecutive year we present this week tabulated statistics based on the examinations conducted by state medical examining and licensing boards. With the exception of one or two of the minor sectarian boards, our returns for the year 1910, published in this issue, are complete; in fact we have not heretofore had such ready and complete cooperation on the part of the state licensing boards. This is in marked contrast with the conditions in 1903, when reports from a large number of boards could not be obtained for the simple reason that no records whatever were kept by them.
As the first essential of any progressive business enterprise is a system of records by which it may be known just how much is being accomplished each day as compared with the same day of the previous week, month or year, so in the effort to improve the training
VALUE OF STATE BOARD STATISTICS. JAMA. 1911;LVI(21):1576. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560210048017
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