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March 25, 1939

ANNUAL CONGRESS ON MEDICAL EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

Author Affiliations

Des Moines, Iowa, in the Chair

JAMA. 1939;112(12):1185-1189. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.62800120014030

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Abstract

COUNCIL ON MEDICAL EDUCATION AND HOSPITALS  February 13—Afternoon

SYMPOSIUM ON THE SMALL HOSPITAL 

The Community Hospital 

Mr. Barry C. Smith, New York:  This paper will be published in full in The Journal.

The Small Hospital: Organization and Management 

Dr. Malcolm T. MacEachern, Chicago:  In the present discussion I shall mean by the small hospital one which cannot, for various reasons, supply within itself complete diagnostic and therapeutic facilities. Usually its bed capacity is less than fifty, but under some circumstances a hospital of seventy-five or a hundred beds may justly be placed in the small hospital class. Not many governmentally owned hospitals fall into this class. Occasionally a community may through its organized government build and maintain such a hospital, but usually the small hospital is owned and operated by a church, a fraternal order or the community through some organization other than the community government and is spoken of

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