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Total number of active doctors of medicine in the U.S. from 1949 to 2013*

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This statistic shows the total number of active doctors of medicine in the United States from 1949 to 2013. In 1949, there were 191,577 active doctors of medicine in the United States. Some 50 years later, the number stood at nearly 700 thousand.
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Release date
June 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1949 to 2013
Supplementary notes

Values not included in the pdf version of "Health, United States" were taken from the trend tables.
* Starting with 1970 data, MDs who are inactive, have unknown address, or primary specialty not classified are excluded.
** Estimated by the Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources Administration. Active doctors of medicine (MDs) include those with address unknown and primary specialty not classified.

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