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August 5, 1922


JAMA. 1922;79(6):476-477. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640060058015

We publish this week statistics based on an extensive survey of the dispensaries, outpatient departments, clinics and other medical institutions having to do with the care and treatment of ambulatory patients. The figures are based on reports received from the superintendents, medical directors or other executives of the dispensaries or in connection with governmental dispensaries from the municipal, state or national officers of these institutions. The figures, therefore, were obtained from official sources and are reliable. Our acknowledgments are due to all who have cooperated toward the success of the survey. Valuable assistance was received from the officers of national health agencies, hospital associations and voluntary medical organizations having to do with ambulatory patients. Hearty cooperation was received also from several of the state hospital committees.

NUMBER OF DISPENSARIES IN THE UNITED STATES  Information is published in regard to 3,243 institutions from which reports were received and which are known