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November 5, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(19):1615. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740710059024

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A Gynecologist's Opinion of American Hospitals  Dr. Bethel Solomons, master of the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, has returned from a visit to the United States, where he spent about five weeks and delivered the Joseph Price lecture, at the invitation of the American Association of Obstetricians, Gynecologists and Abdominal Surgeons, at its meeting at French Lick, Ind. He delivered lectures also at large maternity hospitals in the United States and Canada. He covered many thousands of miles by air and saw virtually everything that was to be seen. His general impression of the United States hospitals is that they have too much money to spend, most of which is devoted to bricks and mortar. In spite of their enormous wealth, Dr. Solomons declares that the rate of mortality in the United States is higher than it is in Ireland. He has returned deeply impressed by his experiences on the other side