This week, for the thirtieth consecutive year, The Journal publishes statistics regarding medical education in the United States. Since 1905, the collection and publication of the reports on medical education and licensure have been in charge of the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals. During these years, medical education has shown a tremendous improvement over conditions existing in 1900. This year the report has been enlarged to include statistics not only of premedical and medical education but also in regard to the instruction provided for interns.
Early in its work the Council found that no national supervision or control had ever been placed over either general or professional education, since the constitution of the United States had left such matters to the state governments. With a few exceptions also it was found that the states had not assumed such authority, nor had any supervision or control been provided for educational