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This book is a standard reference on hospital buying. It contains extensive catalogues on clinical and scientific apparatus, general furnishings, food service equipment, laundry supplies and construction materials. To hospital executives it also presents a valuable section on purchasing and other reference data relative to the planning of ward and private services, surgical facilities, outpatient, maternity, pediatric and psychiatric departments, the tuberculosis unit, contagious disease wards, x-ray and physical therapy departments, laboratories, the nurses' home, the school of nursing, kitchens and the hospital laundry. Special articles give authoritative information on the quality and performance of hospital equipment and supplies and should be of distinct value to purchasing agents. There is a useful description of typical hospital positions, a list of state, sectional and Canadian hospital associations, current hospital statistics, per capita costs and occupancy figures. The administrative departments of hospitals will find the Yearbook a valuable source of reference. Its
Sixteenth Hospital Yearbook. JAMA. 1938;110(26):2175-2176. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790260049028