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Book Reviews
April 1949

Hospital Trends and Developments, 1940-1946.

Am J Dis Child. 1949;77(4):550. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1949.02030040562025

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Abstract

This is a reference book of particular value to persons in hospital administration. It is edited in the year book form without an attempt at extensive correlation of the articles therein. Only selective articles are presented. However, at the end of each chapter is an extensive reference bibliography. The various phases of hospital development are touched on throughout widely different fields. The following points are the more worth while in the reviewer's opinion: an excellent discussion on the subject of a voluntary compulsory health program; a discussion of the development and management of postwar medical problems in public health measures; a chapter on activities in relationship to rural hospital needs, and chapters on medical social workers and aspects of finance and legal control which give persons related to the hospital a much fairer concept of these subjects. The book is an excellent reference work for someone making a study of

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