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March 27, 1937

Current Comment

JAMA. 1937;108(13):1125-1126. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780130109013

EDUCATION OF HOSPITAL PERSONNEL  Managing hospitals is a complicated business, rendering a service to sick and injured persons. As the preparation of physicians involves education and practical training under supervision, so, one by one, the other types of personnel in the hospital will tend to be employed on the basis of schooling, experience and other measured qualifications. The public is gradually learning what to expect of hospitals. The best that is known in medical skill, technical aid and personal comfort should be available in every institution that calls itself a hospital. The encroachment of politics and greed in public hospitals is being rebuffed. The gradual improvement of hospital service will depend largely on the extent to which education of hospital executives and personnel approaches higher standards.

ASSIGNMENT OF CREDIT FOR INTERNSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES  For a number of years the American Medical Association has assigned credit in its biographic files to

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