By Thomas Ritchie Ponton, B.A. M.D. Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 288. Chicago: Physicians' Record Company, 1939.
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This book is written by a physician who by training and experience is thoroughly qualified to discuss the various phases and problems of hospital administration. It is a comprehensive and authoritative treatise which presents the full range of material that concerns the medical staff in its relation to the hospital service. The author has furnished information of a most practical nature and has succeeded in crystallizing in a single volume the subjects that are essential to the study of staff organization as a whole. There are nine chapters describing in a logical and systematic manner the obligations of the governing board and the medical staff, the relation of physicians to hospital service, the selection and appointment of staff members, the principles of staff organization, by-laws, rules and regulations, staff meetings, medical records, professional accounting and classification, and administrative relationship of the resident medical staff. There are many valuable illustrations, a
The Medical Staff in the Hospital. JAMA. 1940;114(25):2496. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810250070027