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November 9, 1957

Hospital Organization and Management

JAMA. 1957;165(10):1352. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980280126029

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MacEachern's magnificent creation has been well introduced by six forwords in the first and by five in the present edition. All of MacEachern's admirers and friends should be glad to hear that he who created his own monument found time and opportunity to refurbish and rejuvenate it. He has ably shown that hospital problems may be intricate, but that they are also solvable when enough talk and good will are expended in their solution.

The author was particularly proud of his chapter on the medical staff. This is the longest chapter in the book and probably the one into which he has introduced the most numerous and appropriate changes. If in many spots of this and other chapters he has still left the impression that certain administrative procedures are single lanes leading to an inevitable and desirable result, it must not be forgotten that many administrators need just such a

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