After considering various topics on which to address you it appeared to me that the interests of the Section on Hospitals would be best served by an effort to emphasize further the importance of certain matters affecting the conduct of hospitals which are of special interest to the hospital administrator, and worthy of the consideration of the medical profession generally, and with which you are already more or less familiar.
The object in thus bringing them to your attention is to stimulate this Section to interest itself further in them as a body, to the end that it may exercise the influence for greater hospital efficiency of which it is potentially possessed, and which I believe to be its greatest function.
If the Section on Hospitals is fully to justify its existence it must assist, so far as possible, in promoting the aims of the other component parts of the
BALDWIN LB. A REVIEW OF CURRENT HOSPITAL TOPICS. JAMA. 1914;LXIII(20):1744-1746. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570200038009