In this number appear statistics regarding medical education in the United States for the year ending June 30, 1906. The information was obtained direct from the colleges, from the annual announcements and from other sources, special care being taken to insure correctness in every instance. We desire to express our appreciation of the assistance rendered by the officers of the medical colleges.
While there is much to regret regarding medical education in the United States, there is much to encourage the belief and hope that improvement is being made. Many of the colleges are, of their own volition, raising their standards, either by increased entrance requirements, by longer sessions, by offering better courses or by all of these. Many of the state licensing boards are also demanding higher entrance and graduating requirements, and are continually urging and adopting changes for the better. The various college associations are wielding a good