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August 13, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLIII(7):472. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500070032011

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The table showing the "Distribution of Medical Graduates," on pages 514 to 517, has its accompaniment in the table on pages 506 to 509, showing the states from which the medical students of each college come. New York, Pennsylvania and Illinois furnish the majority of the medical students in this country. Next come Indiana, Tennessee, Texas, California and Massachusetts. Some of the states, such as Arizona. Delaware, Idaho and Florida, furnish a very small quota. Densely populated cities and states, in which the people follow mercantile pursuits, furnish the majority of physicians, whereas the mining and cattle states furnish comparatively few. The local conditions and the occupation of inhabitants of cities and states certainly influence the inclinations and propensities of men and women to study medicine. Of the 26.138 medical students registered during the session of 1903-04. only 361 are not included in this table, so that it is sufficiently

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