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OF THE

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AMERICAN
HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION

Tenth Annual Conference

HELD AT TORONTO, ONT.

SEPTEMBER 29, 30, OCTOBER 1, 2, 1908

VOLUME X

PUBLISHED BY THE ASSOCIATION
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

DETROIT, MICH.

1908

FEB 16 1909
J. F. B.

FEB] 1 1909

LIBRARY
CONTENTS.

Officers and Committees, 1907-08, 1908-09...

3-8

Alphabetical List of Members.

9-62

Honorary Members

63-68

Minutes of the Tenth Annual Conference.

69

Invocation, Rev. W. G. Wallace......

69

Address of Welcome, Dr. Harrison...

71

President's Address, Dr. S. S. Goldwater.

103

The Inspection of Nurse Training Schools, Miss Alline.... 111

Relation of the Training School to Hospital Efficiency,

Miss Aikens

120

Some Problems of the Training School for Nursing, Miss

Nutting

137

Report of the Sub-Committee on the Training of Nurses,

Rev. A. S. Kavanagh..

155

A Layman's View of Hospital Work, Dr. J. Ross Robert-

177

The Visiting Committee as an Aid to the Safe Conduct of

Hospitals, Mrs. Geo. S. Bixby.....

191

Problems in the Management of Small Hospitals, Dr. Theo.

R. MacClure

198

Report of Committee on the Development of the Associa-

tion, Dr. Thos. Howell....

210

Some Scientific Aspects of Hospital Management, Dr. John

A. Hornsby...

219

Trained Housekeepers, Miss M. U. Watson...

237

Report of Sub-Committee on Uniform Accounting, Dr. C.

Irving Fisher

242

Field Work in Connection with Children's Dispensaries,

Mr. Robert W. Bruere

248

Co-operation in Dispensary Work, Dr. Jas. A. Miller....

260

The Out-Patient Department, Drs. Peters, Washburn and

Howell

...268-283

The Private Hospital as a Municipal Agent, Dr. D. C. Potter 292

Report_of_Sub-Committee on Hospital Construction, Dr.
J. N. E. Brown

303

The Planning of Hospitals for Smaller Cities, Meyer J.

Sturm

320

Report of Sub-Committee on Medical Organization, Dr. Jos.

B. Howland

342

Infectious Diseases in General Hospitals, Dr. Robert J.

Wilson

346

The Hygiene of Infectious Diseases in Medical Wards,

Dr. D. L. Edsall....

355

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OFFICERS

FOR THE YEAR 1907-8

President

S. S. GOLDWATER, M. D.
Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City

Vice-Presidents

First Vice-President, J. Ross ROBERTSON, ESQ.

Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ont. Second Vice-President, JOHN M. PETERS, M. D.

Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R. I. Third Vice-President, Miss RACHEL A. METCALFE,

Central Maine General Hospital, Lewiston, Me.

Secretary
W. L. BABCOCK, M. D.
The Grace Hospital, Detroit, Mich.

Treasurer

ASA BACON,
Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, Ill.

Executive Committee

J. W. Coon, M. D., Valmore Sanitarium, Watrous, N. M.
Geo. P. LUDLAM, New York Hospital, New York City.
Rev. A. S. KAVANAGH, D. D., Methodist Episcopal Hospi-

tal, Brooklyn, N. Y.
ROBERT J. Wilson, M. D., Department of Health, New

York City.
Miss Louise C. BRENT, Hospital for Sick Children, To-

ronto, Ont.

Membership Committee
John A. HORNSBY, M. D., Michael Reese Hospital, Chi-

cago, I11.

EUGENE B. ELDER, M. D., Macon Hospital, Macon, Ga.
H. E. WEBSTER, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Ont.

Committee on Constitution and By-Laws
John FEHRENBATCH, Cincinnati Hospital, Cincinnati, O.
A. K. KESSLER, M. D., Kessler Hospital, Clarksburg, W. Va.
Miss M. E. SMITH, Agatha Hospital, Clinton, Ia.

Auditing Committee
OSCAR CHRYSLER, M. D., National Soldiers' Home, Na-

tional Home, Wis.
Miss ELIZABETH PATTON, Grace Hospital, Toronto, Ont.
Miss NANCY E. CADMUS, S. R. Smith Infirmary, Tomkins-

ville, L. I., N. Y.

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Nominating Committee
RENWICK R. Ross, M. D., Buffalo General Hospital, Buf-

falo, N. Y.

G. H. M. Rowe, M. D., Boston City Hospital, Boston, Mass. WALLACE W. KENNEY, Victoria General Hospital, Halifax,

N. S.

Committee on the Development of the Association THOMAS HOWELL, M. D., Worcester City Hospital, Worces

ter, Mass. DUDLEY JACKSON, M. D., Wesley Hospital, Chicago, Ill. · Miss CHARLOTTE A. AIKENS, 722 Sheridan Ave., Detroit,

Mich.

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Committee on Hospital Progress Hospital Efficiency, Hospital Finances, and the Economics of Administration: DUDLEY JACKSON, M. D., Wesley Hospital, Chicago,

111. Hospital Construction:

J. N. E. BROWN, M. D., Toronto General Hospital,

Toronto, Ont.
Medical Organization and Medical Education:

H. B. HOWARD, M. D., Massachusetts General Hospi

tal, Boston, Mass. Out-Patient Work:

John M. PETERS, M. D., Rhode Island Hospital,

Providence, R. I. Uniform Accounting:

C. IRVING FISHER, M. D., Presbyterian Hospital,

New York City. Training of Nurses:

Rev. A. S. KAVANAGH, D. D., Methodist Episcopal

Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y.

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