1940 Hospital Purchasing File: Directory of Products, Manufacturers' Catalogs, Purchasing Standards and Other Reference Data. Boards. Price, $2.50. Pp. 1012, with illustrations. Chicago: Modern Hospital Publishing Co., Inc., 1940.
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In addition to a well indexed advertising section, there is an administrative section of more than 100 pages containing valuable data on the purchase and use of hospital supplies and materials and on many problems arising in the course of hospital administration. There are chapters on purchasing, storage, drugs and pharmaceuticals, furnishings, mechanical equipment, standards for supplies and fire precautions. A chapter is devoted to a safety program for a hospital. There are check lists that should prove suggestive in purchasing for different departments, and a list of national agencies giving the names and addresses of those agencies serving in the hospital and allied fields. The book closes with current hospital statistics devoted mainly to recent reports, per diem costs and other costs for large groups of hospitals in different sections of the country.
Eighteenth Hospital Yearbook. JAMA. 1940;114(24):2410. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810240064030