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RELATION OF THE PHYSICIAN TO THE HOSPITAL

JOHN B. MURPHY, A.M., M.D., LL.D.
JAMA. 1912;LIX(19):1675-1677. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270110089005.
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The most successful hospitals to-day are those that are in sympathy with their staff. The staff and the management must go hand in hand on account of their close relationships, which are complex, and will remain so until a certain standardization of all the hospital work can be effected. Not until then can the hospital and the profession succeed as one harmonious whole.

There are three different kinds of hospitals: those owned by private individuals, those run by corporations and the municipal hospitals. To secure the best result for the patient what is essential? I wish to mention first the one relationship that is of greatest vital importance to the hospital and the keystone to success between the hospital and its physicians, viz., that of rendering to each individual patient the highest type of scientific service from all the hospital departments. As far as the contact of the physician is

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