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JAMA 100 Years Ago
April 11, 2007


Author Affiliations

JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2007;297(14):1605. doi:10.1001/jama.297.14.1605

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.