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April 9, 1949


JAMA. 1949;139(15):1019. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02900320049021

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To the Editor:—  The article by James Raglan Miller, M.D., entitled "The Relationship of the Anesthesiologist to the Hospital," which appeared in The Journal, January 1, page 9, has dealt with the relationship of anesthesiologist to the hospital in a very intelligent manner. There is much more which could be said concerning this subject, but most of it would fall strictly into the field of individual hospital management, in a host of specific examples. I believe the most important problems concerning strained and abnormal relationships have at least been mentioned in his presentation. Certainly he is correct in his main contention that in most instances in which relations are abnormal and unhealthy the fault lies in the fact that the anesthesiologist is not on a par with other men on the staff and frequently is not even a member of the medical staff.It is almost unthinkable that a hospital

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