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April 13, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(15):1273-1274. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520410049004

The importance of hospitals to the community is now so universally acknowledged that it needs no comment; the organization of hospitals, on the other hand, and the proper relationship which should exist between the medical staff, the administrative officers and the public is a matter which has been treated in this country in far too haphazard a manner. Every hospital trustee, every superintendent and every member of a hospital staff should read the admirable discussion of hospital organization which has recently appeared from the pen of Dr. Goldwater1 of Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City.

Goldwater's article discusses seriatim, in a clear and forcible manner, the medical staff in relation to the needs of the patient, in relation to medical education, in relation to hospital economy, and in relation to the rights of its members. It is not the place here to cover the entire ground passed over in

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