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March 22, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(12):770. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480120028011

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In this issue we publish a contribution discussing one of the leading questions of the day, but one that has not duly occupied the attention of the medical profession, viz., the relation of hospitals and hospital workers and administrators to the general practitioner. The hospital movement, as we may call it, is a fact to be met and the question is: Are we influencing its adjustment to the best interests of all as we should or are we allowing it to follow its own haphazard way? The subjects of inquiry suggested by Dr. Niles are pertinent ones and of special interest as regards the future of our profession. The so-called hospitals of the present, as of the past, include not only the public but the private institutions and the relation of each of these to general medical practice is a special problem of itself. The abuse of public charities in

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