This week, for the twentieth consecutive year, The Journal publishes statistics based on official reports of examinations conducted by state medical boards, and of registrations by reciprocity and other methods. During these twenty years the work has received increasing support and cooperation from the secretaries of state licensing boards, who have furnished reports of their examinations. The reports have been checked with alumnus lists furnished by the deans of medical colleges, and by this cross-checking, errors have been corrected and the state boards have been notified. Thus, the statistics are made accurate and reliable and state board records have been corrected. We express our acknowledgments for the cooperation of the officers of state licensing boards and medical colleges, which made possible the publication of these statistics.
These statistics are of great importance as they relate to medical education and to medical licensure. For each state they show the number and