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To the Editor:
—I have just returned to Louisville after an absence of ten months spent on the Pacific Coast, and find many changes here in things medical. Chief among them is the creation of a million-dollar city hospital. I once heard it remarked that to judge any place correctly "one should look at the advantage of its public schools and the conditions of its cemetery." These may be good criteria, but I would add, "inspect the hospital intended for the treatment of the poor." Indeed, throughout Europe and this country as well, no greater problem confronts the medical profession than the proper management of these institutions.You will permit, I am sure, some detailed mention of the superb building that is now nearing completion in this city. It may be that the erection of a similar institution is being contemplated elsewhere, in which case those who have charge of the
Mathews JM. The New Hospital at Louisville. JAMA. 1912;LIX(21):1908-1909. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270110322030