The present volume on hospital products and purchasing follows the pattern of previous editions. As in former years, the book contains a vast amount of information including a classified list of hospital products, an alphabetic list of manufacturers and distributors and sixteen groups of manufacturers' catalogs arranged on a departmental basis with further subdivision into types of products. The catalogs concern the hospital administrative departments, dietary services, housekeeping, laundry, building construction and maintenance, plant operations, professional equipment and facilities relating to surgery, obstetrics, hospital nurseries, anesthesia, oxygen therapy, roentgenologic and laboratory services, hospital pharmacy and physical and occupational therapy.
Planning and reference data are also presented which include check lists for 50, 100 and 200 bed general hospitals, with directions for the planning of x-ray and laboratory departments, rehabilitation facilities, dietary functions, ward and private services, surgical department and housing and educational facilities for nurses. For convenience of reference there