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WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
DOCTORS IN THE HOUSE
Profile America - Wednesday, May 7th. What is perhaps the nation's foremost professional organization, the American Medical Association, was founded on this date in 1847 in Philadelphia. Two hundred fifty delegates from 28 states attended the founding meeting, which adopted the first code of medical ethics, and established the first nationwide standards for preliminary medical education and the degree of MD. At the time, there were some 50,000 medical doctors in the U.S. Today, there are nearly 700,000. Physicians and surgeons have median annual earnings of more than $175,000, quadruple the national workforce median of just over $42,000, and more than triple the median earnings of TV and radio announcers. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, p. 76
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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