The St. George's Hospital Medical Staff, Considered with Reference to the Prevailing Mode of Determining Hospital Elections. [With] Notes Corroborative of the Remarks

The St. George's Hospital Medical Staff, Considered with Reference to the Prevailing Mode of Determining Hospital Elections. [With] Notes Corroborative of the Remarks

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ... and inferior education." "The public, ergo the governing bodies of hospitals and the profession, have all to gain by open competition. Of all the stimuli to action, none so healthy to the individual and the community as the stimulus of competition."--(Medical Times, April 1859.) "No one has a right to hold an hospital appointment," says one of the writers of the Commissioners' Report on the Dublin Hospitals (1856), "simply for his own advantage, either direct or indirect; but, in return for the benefit he receives from it, he is bound to impart to the students the results of his experience; and if he is unable or indisposed to give up the requisite time for attendance on the patients, and for the elementary clinical instruction of the pupils, he ought not to retain an office that might be more advantageously filled, in relation both to students and patients." That the great opportunities presented by hospitals for the advancement of medical and surgical science have been but too often rendered little available for this purpose, is a fact which has been repeatedly commented upon. "I have always thought," said Dr. Latham, in hi3 "Lectures on Subjects Connected with Clinical Medicine," "that our hospitals are not converted to half the good they are calculated to effect as schools of medicine. I think so still. In hospitals, knowledge is perpetually running to waste for want of labourers to gather it." A medical journalist, quoting this passage, adds: "It is nearly twenty years since these sentiments were published, yet there is the same want of labourers to gather up the medical knowledge perpetually running to waste in our metropolitan hospitals." A correspondent in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236540344
  • 9781236540348