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January 20, 1894


JAMA. 1894;XXII(3):89. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420820019002

"I'll jest a twelve month in a hospital."—Love's Labor's Lost.

The annual crop of hospital reports is now ripe; as the news columns of the Journal this week bear ample testimony. The reports, many of which are filled with details which only interest their respective localities, are yet unfailing indexes of the great charitable impulses of our country. They show in general that the hospitals are growing more and more useful to the communities in which they are placed, and that the equipments are vastly superior to those of even a decade ago. Nor is it uninteresting to the metropolitan physician to learn that the miners of Cripple Creek are to build a cottage hospital fitted with modern appliances and constructed in accordance with the latest principles of hospital construction. The great school of experiment and clinical observation from the earliest times to the present, with exception hereinafter noted,