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February 3, 1923


JAMA. 1923;80(5):340. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640320052027

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Rules as Affecting Medical Directors of Hospitals  A committee of the Prussian Aerztekammern ("chambers of physicians") has drawn up a set of rules applicable to medical directors of hospitals: 1. The medical director of a hospital should be by contract engaged for a period of at least five years. The contract may not be dissolved, nor may a renewal be refused, except for important reasons. If differences of opinion arise as to whether such reasons exist, the matter will be decided either by arbitrators or by the ordinary courts of justice. 2. In case the medical director is not the executive head of the institution, he is at least responsible for its management so far as the care of patients is concerned, and more particularly for the general medical service rendered to patients and for the hygienic measures to be applied. In this connection, he must be accorded the necessary

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