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August 18, 1923


JAMA. 1923;81(7):592. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650070076021

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Hospital Facilities in Czechoslovakia  The state secretary, Dr. J. Semerád, announced, at a meeting of the hospital section of the central organization of the Czechoslovak physicians, the results of the hospital survey carried out by the ministry of health, and the program for the erection of new hospitals in the Czechoslovak republic. Heretofore, the establishment of public hospitals was usually the result of local initiative, and it might happen that a small town with some active public body succeeded in erecting a large hospital while a larger town suffered from scarcity of hospital beds on account of neglect by public authorities. It has been the policy of the ministry of health, since its creation, to nationalize the charitable institutions, including hospitals, and to direct development and foundation from a broader view. The financial situation after the war did not permit the realization of this plan. Only the most important hospitals

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