The reason for presenting a paper dealing with the relation of the roentgenologist and the hospital comes from the very great variation of such relation at present. Were any one of the methods now in vogue approaching idealism, it would be shown by the number adopting such a method; while a study seems to show greater variation as time goes on. My attention was first called to this subject by the investigation made by a state committee in regard to patients coming to hospitals under the Massachusetts workmen's compensation act. This investigation showed no two institutions in the entire commonwealth making arrangements that could by any means be called similar. In medicine a multiplicity of drugs recommended for a particular disease shows a competency of none, and so it is fair to suppose the roentgenologist and the hospitals have not yet found a satisfactory arrangement one with the other.
VAN ALLEN HW. THE RELATION OF THE ROENTGENOLOGIST TO THE HOSPITAL. JAMA. 1915;LXV(23):1971–1973. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580230013004
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