BENJAMIN W. BLACK, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The Modern Hospital is the handmaiden of scientific medicine. It is the laboratory in which medical science is advanced and medical art perfected. In no other place have those facilities been so well assembled by which practitioners of modern medicine are able to give the patient efficient and satisfactory care. The public has learned to regard hospitals as places of hope and amelioration and to have confidence in them.
The number of hospital beds has increased several fold in the past generation in this country. The public attitude towards the care of illness in hospitals has changed during this period
BLACK BW. The Modern Hospital-Its Relationship to the Physician. Ann Intern Med. 1932;6:563–571. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-4-563
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(4):563-571.
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