HE Council on Medical Education and Hospitals presents its annual compilation on medical licensure in this issue of The Journal. The report includes statistics concerning the medical examination and licensure of physicians in the United States and its possessions for the year 1959, as well as comparative figures for previous years. Also included is information pertaining to the current regulations for medical licensure. The officers of the examining and licensing agencies have been most cooperative in the submission of the current data and information essential in the compilation of a report of this nature; for this assistance, the Council is deeply grateful.
The report further contains a review of the activities of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States and its plans for the future.
As a part of this annual study on licensure, the Council has included a section pertaining to the Educational Council for Foreign