This week The Journal presents the ninth annual compilation of statistics regarding hospital service in the United States. The information is based on complete returns from all hospitals, the figures have been checked, and the statistics are believed to be accurate.
SUPERVISION OF HOSPITALS
From the beginning of its work in 1905, the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals has been concerned with hospitals which in any way have had to do with medical teaching. In 1920 the Council's duties were enlarged by the American Medical Association to include supervision over the entire hospital field. Since then the Council has utilized the splendid service of the secretaries of the more than two thousand county medical societies, as well as that of the hospital advisory committees appointed by the various state medical associations, without which the work could not have been done so efficiently. Of particular value has been the checking