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November 26, 1932

De Amsterdamsche Ziekenhuizen. The Hospitals of Amsterdam.

JAMA. 1932;99(22):1885. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740740069038

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This report on twenty municipal, private and special hospitals of Amsterdam is printed in Dutch and English; it contains exterior and interior illustrations and floor plans, in addition to a complete survey of available accommodations for the sick. A brief historical sketch is given of Binnengasthuis (Inner Hospital), the oldest in Amsterdam, which traces its history back to the Reformation period. Referring to municipal hospital development in Amsterdam, the report says: "While the municipal authorities, partly under pressure of circumstances, proceeded to take only palliative measures, private initiative has come to the aid of the community in many ways, supplying the local need of hospitals partly by extension and modernisation of existing ones and partly by the foundation of new ones. In consequence, Amsterdam has not fallen entirely behind the times, and may even rejoice in the possession of a number of institutions for the sick that are more or

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