THE HOSPITAL IN CONTEMPORARY LIFE by Nathaniel W.- Ed. Faxon

THE HOSPITAL IN CONTEMPORARY LIFE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A series of essays by medical authorities connected with the Massachusetts General Hospital, these examine certain individual aspects of medicine today and are of a more serious rather than popular nature. The hospital, from early times and its connection with the church, to today- where it is still a reflection of society and it is that society which will determine its future- rather than the medical profession. Pain, and the relief of suffering; human nature- and the psychosomatic factors of disease; the care of the patient; the education of the doctor; the development of medicine in relation to science, what has been done and what is still undone; and lastly the economic position of the hospital today, the need for further financing... Not for a general market.

Pub Date: March 3rd, 1949
Publisher: Harvard University Press