Corporations may have no souls, but they have policies dictated by the individuals who control them. These policies, as far as they touch hospitals and the medical profession, reflect the attitude of the corporations toward their employees. Those corporations which regard the employee as a means of contributing to their profits and give no consideration to his deserts as an individual, which work him to the limit of endurance during his best years and throw him into the discard when, as a result of his hard work, his efficiency has diminished, will treat the hospital in a niggardly and unfair manner. On the other hand, those corporations which deal with their employees in a spirit of fairness will show a spirit of justice in their relations to the hospital. From the standpoint of the hospital, there are good corporations and bad ones.
The employing corporation is certainly under some moral
PLUMMER SC. THE RELATIONS OF THE HOSPITAL TO CORPORATIONS INTERESTED IN PATIENTS. JAMA. 1912;LIX(19):1692–1693. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270110106012
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