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March 12, 1938

Medical Records in the Hospital

JAMA. 1938;110(11):837. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790110063028

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Abstract

From the experienced author of "Hospital Organization and Management" has come a new volume, equally authoritative and practical, covering every phase of the medical record work in hospitals. A veritable storehouse of information, this book represents a compilation of earlier writings modified in the light of present day experiences and supplemented by data on the new developments in the record field. In logical order the material is presented in nine chapters dealing with the development of the medical record, record librarian, contents and forms, methods of securing the medical record, supplementary records in adjunct departments, preservation of the medical record, uses, clinical photography and the hospital medical library. Interspersed are approved forms for every part of the clinical and statistical records and other valuable illustrations and charts. Five of the chapters contain addenda presenting curriculums on the hospital and college training of record librarians, regulations governing the registration of record

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