The space given to statistics of colleges and state boards in this issue, our annual Educational Number, requires the omission of some departments and the abbreviation of others.
As will be noticed, we have combined in this number the statistics relating to the examinations for license to practice medicine conducted by the various state licensing and examining boards during 1905, with the medical college statistics covering the year ending June 30, 1906. While there are advantages in combining all this matter in one issue of The Journal, we find it not altogether satisfactory. In the first place, the statistics regarding the state board examinations might have been published at least three months earlier. Again the work connected with tabulating this matter, making deductions, etc., is very great, and this makes the labor burdensome when it all comes at the same time. We shall probably hereafter, therefore, publish the statistics in