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December 6, 1890

Description of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

JAMA. 1890;XV(23):842. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410490034015

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Abstract

This is a rare specimen of book-making on a rare subject and occasion. It is equally a monument to Johns Hopkins, to John S. Billings and to scientific medicine. While we believe that there are many grave errors in these plans which would not be made again, the care and attention to the facilities for teaching, marks an era in the history of American medicine. Doubtless many municipal hospitals will be modeled after this typical institution, for in buildings as in living organisms morphology determines and is determined by function.

Two sentences may be quoted from Dr. Billings' address at the opening of the hospital. If these words could be appreciated by sentimentalists it would do more for hospital management in the United States than all their political meddling:

It is well known to those familiar with the subject, that the sick in a hospital where medical instruction is given,

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