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DEATHS OF PHYSICIANS PUBLISHED IN 1930

JAMA. 1931;96(15):1230-1231. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720410040015.
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During 1930, the deaths of 2,943 physicians of the United States were recorded in The Journal, as compared with 2,797 physicians during 1929 and 2,792 in 1928. The list also includes five in the Philippine Islands, three in Hawaii, two in Porto Rico and one in Alaska. Two died in China, two in India, and one each in Africa, Peru, Mexico, France and Hungary. The total number published was 3,036, including Canadians. In 1930 there were obituaries of 80 women physicians and in 1929 there were 65. The graduates of medical schools in the United States for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1930, numbered 4,565. Deducting the number of physicians whose obituaries were published, there was a net addition to the ranks of the profession for the year of 1,622, or a decrease of 27 from 1929.

Ages.  —The average age at the time of death of those classified

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