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May 27, 1911

A TEACHING HOSPITAL

Author Affiliations

Medical Director, Jefferson Medical College Hospital PHILADELPHIA

JAMA. 1911;LVI(21):1548-1549. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560210020008

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Abstract

A medical college without a hospital under its control, but relying on independent institutions, cannot supply ideal facilities for teaching medicine. The difficulties may be divided into two groups: (1) The arrangement is not satisfactory to the college authorities from the college standpoint; (2) the arrangement is equally unsatisfactory to the hospital authorities from the hospital standpoint.

I. DIFFICULTIES FROM THE COLLEGE POINT OF VIEW  In order that the arrangement may be satisfactory to the college, its teachers must be connected with the hospital. The professor of surgery must be, de facto, surgeon to the hospital. A change in the occupant of a chair in the college must mean that the new occupant acquires, by his election in the faculty, a position on the hospital staff. Only in this way can desirable men be drawn to the college, and the college be allowed the widest freedom in selecting its corps

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