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August 21, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(8):562-563. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.92680080002012

A REPORT OF THE COUNCIL ON MEDICAL EDUCATION AND HOSPITALS  Until recently, hospitals had not reached the stage in regard either to numbers or to development, at which it was thought to be necessary to have them visited by inspectors sent out by the American Medical Association. Such inspections as have been necessary have been well made by voluntary committees appointed by the various state medical societies.The development of hospitals during the last twenty years has been no less remarkable than that of medical education and practice. Hospitals have increased in numbers from less than 3,000 in 1906 to 6,896 in 1925. The bed capacity also has increased from about 300,000 in 1906 to 837,000 in 1925.

HOSPITALS FOR INTERN TRAINING  The first list of hospitals providing internships was published in 1914 and included not only general but also special hospitals and hospitals for nervous and mental diseases—all institutions, in fact, that were willing to use recent graduates as interns.