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An union hospitalière of the Northwest, which comprises fifty-two hospital establishments in thirty-two departments of this region, has just been formed. There were already three such unions hospitalières: the Union hospitalière of the Southeast, with headquarters at Lyons, the Union of the Northeast, with its seat at Nancy, and the Union of the Southwest, with its central office at Bordeaux. The fusion of these four unions hospitalières will give rise to the national federation of hospital establishments.These unions are formed between the members of the administrative committees and the personnel of the hospitals, and not between the establishments themselves. The administrative personnel alone is admitted, while physicians are excluded. However, the medical profession has a certain interest in the activities of these groups, since they are called on to examine into "all the questions that are common to the hospitals and the municipal shelters." Among these may
PARIS. JAMA. 1923;80(19):1393-1394. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640460043021