In order to function effectively, a modern hospital requires the coordination of a diversified number of services. Taking us behind the scenes to glimpse their responsibilities, the author describes how each person associated with the hospital staff performs his task, from the family doctor to the unskilled volunteer. Chapters on the pathologist, radiologist, surgeons and surgical specialists, residents and interns, the nursing staff, describe their roles from the hospital's viewpoint. There is discussion too on such non-medical divisions as the food, social service and pharmacy departments. Recommended for those with a calling in any of these allied fields and for those who desire a fuller understanding of what goes on behind the closed doors of these imposing, oft-mysterious structures.