The Journal published during the year 1928 the obituaries of 2,792 physicians of the United States, including eight who resided in China, Syria, Switzerland and Mexico; in addition, there were 111 Canadian obituaries, making the total number published 2,903. There were seventy-six women in the group and thirty-five negroes. The graduates of medical schools of the United States for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1928, numbered 4,262; deducting the 2,792 physicians whose obituaries were published leaves for the year approximately a net increase in the ranks of the profession of 1,470.
—The average age at time of death of those classified as of the United States was 63.1 years, a gain of about one year over the group published in 1927. This probably does not indicate a permanent gain in the life span of one year. The 1926 group averaged 62.8 years. The average age was 60.3 years