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September 20, 1913

The Modern Hospital.

JAMA. 1913;61(12):983-984. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350120073025

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Its Inspiration: Its Architecture: Its Equipment: Its Operation. By John Allan Hornsby, M.D., Secretary Hospital Section, American Medical Association, and Richard E. Schmidt, Architect. Cloth. Price, $7 net. Pp 644, with 207 illustrations. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 1913.

Though the authors of this book acknowledge its unfinished character and have anticipated many criticisms which might be made, yet it is a most comprehensive book and covers the large subject of the modern hospital in a most satisfactory manner. The book has reference particularly to the great hospital located in the large city, though the hospital adapted for the smaller city and town has not been neglected; indeed, most or many of the eprinciples applied to the founding, equipment and management of large hospitals are applicable to smaller institutions. It has been the aim of the authors, an architect and a practical hospital manager of many years of experience in one of our large institutions, educated as a physician, to cover the subject from almost

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