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May 5, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(18):1135-1136. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460180047010

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The eighty-sixth annual report of the trustees of the Massachusetts General Hospital is an interesting document, as this hospital shows a high grade of organization in all its various departments and has excellent plans for increasing its usefulness in the future. Without going into unnecessary details, mention should be made of certain things that must be of great interest to medical men. Thus we find that the library of the hospital maintains a healthy growth; it now contains something over 5000 volumes. The trustees have assumed the expense of publishing reports of the clinical meetings of the staff and steps have been taken for the immediate publication of important investigations in clinical pathology. The clinical-pathologic laboratory of the hospital has successfully demonstrated its increasing usefulness in the general work of the institution, and its needs as outlined by its directors have received full recognition. From the report of Dr. Wright,

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