February 29, 1908


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JAMA. 1908;L(9):684-685. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310350030001i

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The admission of cases of pulmonarv tuberculosis to the general hospitals, is one of the most serious questions with which such institutions have to deal. The attitude of those in charge has always been that a general hospital is not the proper place for the care of such cases, and this attitude is held just and reasonable by the medical profession. There is one phase of the question, however, which has received very scanty consideration, but which demands that certain exceptions be made to the general rule. These exceptions have to deal with those hospitals connected with medical schools, which occupy a wider field than the other general hospitals. These hospitals must give the students in their associated schools as complete a practical familiarity as possible with the principal diseases which they will meet in after life, so that they will go out to practice their profession thoroughly grounded in

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