The time is rapidly approaching when every community of any size or importance must have adequate hospital facilities to take care of all the sick in the community; but this is not the case to-day. There are many communities of importance and considerable population whose hospitals, when they have any at all, are wholly inadequate to take care of the needs of the community in accordance with the modern demands of medical science. This means that in such communities the medical profession is far in advance of the hospitals. The grave responsibilities of the physician will not permit him to allow a condition of this sort to prevail if he can help himself, and thousands of most excellent physicians and surgeons in this country to-day are casting about for some scheme by which they can give to their patients modern surgical and medical attention. A great number are meeting this
HORNSBY JA. EQUIPMENT OF A SMALL HOSPITAL: MAKING OVER A DWELLING-HOUSE. JAMA. 1914;LXII(4):267–270. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02560290017006
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