It is pointed out that the quantum-mechanical Boltzmann H theorem in the restricted sense (i.e. with explicit consideration of the statistics of the particles constituting the system and their interactions) does not lead directly to the distribution laws for the particles among their various states as is commonly believed, but to the equality of the probability for all states belonging to the system as a whole if the system is isolated, (or to the Boltzmann factor for the probabilities of states belonging to a system at constant temperature), in agreement with the result of the generalized quantum-mechanical H theorem as given by Pauli. The distribution laws for the particles among their various states may of course be deduced from the latter.In the course of proof, we have also introduced the following minor improvements:(i) To avoid conservation of energy in microscopic processes which lead to changes in the states of the particles and thus to equilibrium, we let our system be in interaction with a heat reservoir, so that energy may be supplied by or given to it. This is tauto-mount to changing the study of the entropy for an isolated system to that of the free energy for a system at constant temperature.(ii) Interaction energies between the particles which affect the total energy of the system and thus the distribution laws for the particles among their various states are included.