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January 30, 1892

A SKETCH OF MR. LAWSON TAIT AND HIS WORK.

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OF CHICAGO, ILL., PROFESSOR OF GYNECOLOGY IN CHICAGO POST-GRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(5):129-132. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411090009001b

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Abstract

(Concluded from page 103.)

Mr. Tait employs a lady superintendent in his hospital who supervises in general and relieves him from its care. His hospital is the outcome of many years of discipline. I am very much impressed with one idea in Mr. Tait, and that is, he avails himself of the value of paid labor. He has the capacity to make paid labor serviceable. Though he conducts this hospital with some twenty-five servants under his pay, yet the labor of these servants is made valuable, and he finds much time to do his own special work, contribute valuable articles to journals, make original addresses at great medical gatherings, and do extensive reading. Paid labor relieves him from preparation of patient or instruments. It takes away the anxious care of after-treatment. He keeps a secretary, who does his correspondence with a typewriter. When Mr. Tait wishes to write an

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