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January 4, 1936

Hospital Organization and Management

JAMA. 1936;106(1):69. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770010071030

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Abstract

The value of any publication touching the arts and sciences bears a direct relation to the qualifications and experience of the author in the particular field covered. Certainly one may approach the volume under consideration with the assurance that no other individual of this era is better qualified by training and experience to write on hospital organization and management. The material is divided into eighteen chapters and deals with the history of hospitals; the hospital of the twentieth century; promoting and building the new hospital; organization of the hospital; administrating department; medical staff; admitting, medical, nursing, dietary, outpatient, medical social service, medical records, business and service departments; ethics; public education, and standing orders. Many of the chapters are accompanied by an extensive bibliography, and thirteen of the eighteen chapters contain addenda in which are presented lists of such items as furniture and nontechnical equipment; by-laws of auxiliary, staff and student

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