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November 2, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXV(18):775. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430440043006

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An important change in the manner of appointment of the visiting corps of surgeons and physicians at the county hospitals of New York County is predicted. The hospitals which will be affected by the change are the Fordham, Harlem, Charity, and Gouverneur Hospitals, and all the institutions on Randall's, Blackwell's and Ward's Islands. Bellevue Hospital is excluded.

The Commissioners of Charities and Correction have decided to dismiss the medical boards in the hospitals under their control on November 1, and to appoint in the future only men recommended by the different medical colleges of the city. The term medical board, as used in the city hospitals, means the staff of visiting and consulting physicians. It is only in these posts that the changes will be made, the house staffs remaining as they have been. No change at all will be made in Bellevue Hospital, as the medical board there has,

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