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June 6, 1931

The Duke Endowment, Fifth Annual Report of the Hospital Section, 1929.

JAMA. 1931;96(23):1983-1984. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720490063054

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This report is a well written, detailed presentation of the results of five years' study of hospitalization in the Carolinas. Starting with the historical development of hospitals in the United States and more particularly in the Carolinas, the report gives in an orderly way a great deal of valuable data not obtainable elsewhere. An attempt was made in the third chapter to evaluate the effects of the efforts of the Duke endowment in behalf of the hospitals of the Carolinas over the five-year period of its existence. While the report is of especial value to those who are interested in hospitals of those two states, it should also interest any others who are concerned with good methods of presenting hospital data. The final chapter presents sixteen illustrations and floor plans of hospitals that have recently been constructed with the assistance of the Duke endowment. The cost of construction of these

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